Michael Stratford

Michael Stratford, Reporter, covers federal policy for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in August 2013 after a stint covering the Arkansas state legislature for The Associated Press. He previously worked and interned at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education. At The Chronicle, he wrote about federal policy and covered higher education issues in the 2012 elections. Michael grew up in Belmont, Mass. and graduated from Cornell University, where he was managing editor of The Cornell Daily Sun.

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June 5, 2015
The group of former Corinthian Colleges students refusing to repay their federal loans and pressing the Education Department to forgive their debt announced Friday that their membership had again grown.
June 5, 2015
Several dozen congressional lawmakers on Thursday urged the Obama administration to use its existing authority to allow students to apply for federal financial aid based on their family’s income from two years earlier instead of the immediately previous year. In a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, 51 Democrats and 2 Republicans said the Education Department should switch the aid application to what is known as “prior-prior year” tax information.
June 1, 2015
Education Department steps up scrutiny of ITT's finances in wake of SEC charges, while two states ban company's eligibility for GI benefits.
May 29, 2015
Nearly 78,000 members of the military who federal prosecutors said were overcharged on their student loans will begin to receive a total of $60 million in compensation next month, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
May 28, 2015
In victory for Obama administration, a federal judge dismisses New York for-profit college group’s challenge to “gainful employment” regulations.
May 27, 2015
A year after U.S. prosecutors accused Navient of overcharging members of the military on student loans, Education Department review largely clears loan servicers of wrongdoing.
May 21, 2015
Democrats and Republicans jump on the risk-sharing bandwagon -- but an agreement on how to structure it is far more elusive.
May 20, 2015
Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent who is running for president, on Tuesday unveiled more details about his plan to make public higher education debt-free for students.
May 20, 2015
The Education Department's inspector general accuses department officials, in effect, of fuzzy math in calculating the rate at which Pell and student loan dollars were erroneously awarded.
May 19, 2015
Obama administration gives states and public universities additional six months to comply with federal requirement that they offer in-state rates to veterans -- regardless of residency.

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