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Taxpayers Could Lose Billions If Students Walk Away From Loans

07/22/2015

Bloomberg Business. Cody Roderiques, a college senior, owes the federal government more than $100,000 for his student loans. He may not have to pay taxpayers back. That’s because the New England Institute of Art is vanishing around him. On the ... Read more >


CAPPS Comments - Final Block Regulations

07/21/2015

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Experimenting With Aid

07/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education continues to work on its plan to grant experimental federal aid eligibility to partnerships between accredited colleges and alternative providers, such as job skills boot camps, coding academies and... Read more >


Who killed Heald College?

07/20/2015

Yahoo Finance. Last fall, in the midst of a two-year accounting program at Heald College’s Fresno, Calif., campus, Feliciano Castaneda started to worry. His school was on the brink of closure, according to news reports. Heald’s parent company, ... Read more >


Teenagers and Colleges Are of 2 Minds on the Best Recruitment Strategies

07/20/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. If you understand teenagers, then — wait, does anybody really understand teenagers? No, of course not. But colleges spend a lot of time and money recruiting them. That means embracing various communication strate... Read more >


Guaranty Agency Fights

07/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. More than five years after President Obama won his contentious fight to remove private lenders from the federal government’s student loan program, his administration is still sparring with parts of the student lending industry. ... Read more >


Closure Concerns and Financial Strategies: a Survey of College Business Officers

07/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Nearly one in five college and university chief business officers are worried their institutions are at risk of shutting down in the foreseeable future, and skepticism over the financial model of their institutions continues from l... Read more >


Boosting Aid

07/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. California is poised to be the next domino to fall in offering "free" two-year college to students. But questions remain over whether or not that domino will fall. When it comes to tuition and fees, California already has the lowe... Read more >


Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction Against CollegeAmerica

07/20/2015

CollegeAmerica. Judge Denies Colorado Attorney General's Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against CollegeAmerica Denver, Colorado (July 20, 2015)  — Background On December 1, 2014, the Colorado Attorney General's ("AG") office filed a compla... Read more >


Most popular colleges for TA & GI Bill — latest trends

07/16/2015

Military Times While veterans and their families continue to flock to the Post-9/11 GI Bill — with use rising 4.7 percent in fiscal 2014 — the number of service members using the tuition assistance benefit, generally intended for those on active... Read more >


Reshaping the For-Profit

07/15/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The large for-profit college chain isn't dead. Stop the funeral dirges -- or celebratory hymns, depending on where you fall on the political spectrum. Yes, Corinthian Colleges hit bust. Yes, ITT Education Services i... Read more >


Association to Focus on Postsecondary Career Education

07/14/2015

APSCU. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities announced today plans to focus its collective work on postsecondary education with career skills, in response to the essential need to empower 55 million new workers with the skills ... Read more >


Judge Throws Out UC San Diego Misconduct Findings

07/14/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A state judge has ordered the University of California at San Diego to drop all findings of guilt (and an associated suspension) against a male student found guilty by the institution of sexual misconduct, The Los Angeles Timesrep... Read more >


Education Department Updates Cash Monitoring List

07/14/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The total number of colleges that U.S. Department of Education regulators are more closely monitoring because of concerns about their ability to handle federal funds ticked downward slightly last month, recently released... Read more >


New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector

07/14/2015

NPR. Coder boot camps. Accelerated learning programs. New economy skills training. Whatever you call them, these new players in higher education are multiplying. The intensive programs say they can teach job-ready skills in technology, design and... Read more >


Four-D College closes; 600 students, faculty, staff displaced

07/13/2015

The Sun. After 23 years of graduating more than 18,000 students, Four-D College — which has a campus in Colton and another in Victorville — announced Sunday evening that it is closing its doors effective immediately. Nearly 600 students, facult... Read more >


The Obama administration’s plan to lower the student debt payments of millions more Americans

07/13/2015

The Washington Post. Six million more Americans could soon benefit from the government’s most generous student loan repayment plan as the Obama administration expands a program that has become a cornerstone of the president’s education policy. ... Read more >


After Corinthian, scrutiny on college grad jobs may widen

07/13/2015

The Orange County Register. This month, a regulation went into effect cutting federal money to career-training programs whose graduates – like many of those from shuttered Corinthian Colleges – can’t find decent jobs. The Obama administration... Read more >


White House Balks at Senate's Education Spending Bill

07/10/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Obama administration has expressed a slew of concerns about the Senate's version of the 2016 spending bill for the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, including that it would redirect funds away from... Read more >


Bridgepoint’s Ashford U. Will Close Its Iowa Campus

07/10/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The for-profit educator Bridgepoint Education Inc. announced on Thursday that the Clinton, Iowa, campus of its Ashford University would shut down next year. The company cited an “inability to meet campus enroll... Read more >


Celebrations, Not Tests

07/10/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Students entering a classroom to take a test can be filled with a sense of dread. But in one classroom at Baylor University, students in some sections of Introduction to Sociology are greeted by balloons, streamers, bright lights a... Read more >


For Now, Education Dept. Won’t Act Against Former Corinthian Students in Default

07/10/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Education Department has agreed not to take legal action against former students of the defunct Corinthian Colleges who have defaulted on their student loans, Reuters reports. The department also won’t... Read more >


$339K in Debt for 2 Daughters

07/09/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Admissions and financial aid experts have been increasingly worried in recent years that horror stories about debt could discourage low-income students from applying to college at all. And many of those horror stories suggest that ... Read more >


Accreditor Takes U. of Phoenix Off Notice 2 Years After Concerns Were Raised

07/09/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Phoenix’s accrediting agency has removed the institution from the “notice” status it imposed two years ago over concerns about the for-profit giant’s governance structure. The university... Read more >


More Than a Third of College Students Transfer

07/08/2015

Inside Higher Ed. New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show that 37.2 percent of college students transfer at least once within six years. The research is based on the center's virtually comprehensive database of Americ... Read more >


The real issue is still real jobs

07/08/2015

The Hill. By Steve Gunderson. In a recent commentary, Education Secretary Arne Duncan painted the U.S. Department of Education’s closing of Corinthian Colleges as “the right thing to do.” The Department’s clumsy response left tens of thousa... Read more >


Democrats Unveil Bill to Help Realize Obama's Free-College Proposal

07/08/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. A team of congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would make community college free for two years and help cover the costs of a four-year degree at minority-serving institutions, pushing forwa... Read more >


Rule on Financial Products Draws Criticism, Praise

07/06/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Virtually every college, company, advocacy group and other party that commented on proposed new federal rules on campus financial products by last week's deadline asserted that it had students' best interests at heart. Yet the var... Read more >


For-Profit Group to Appeal Gainful Employment Ruling

07/06/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The primary trade group for the for-profit sector, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), said last week that it will appeal a federal court ruling over the Obama administration-led gainful employment ... Read more >


Debt Forgiveness and Liquidation

07/02/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The messy dismantling of Corinthian Colleges is moving through a federal bankruptcy court, as a judge mulls whether to halt loan repayments for up to 350,000 former students and the defunct for-profit chain seeks the court’s appr... Read more >


For-Profit Group Will Appeal Decision Upholding Gainful-Employment Rule

07/02/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The main trade association of for-profit colleges will appeal a ruling that upholds the U.S. Education Department’s gainful-employment rule, the group announced in a news release on Thursday. Steve Gunderson, p... Read more >


U. of Phoenix Looks to Shrink Itself With New Admissions Requirements and Deep Cuts

06/30/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Phoenix, losing profitability because of falling enrollments and high dropout rates, announced on Monday that it would eliminate most of its associate-degree programs, close even more of its p... Read more >


Reactions to the Education Dept.’s Retreat on College Ratings

06/25/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. People who watch higher education professionally (or, perhaps more disturbingly, for fun) were not exactly surprised to learn on Thursday morning that the Obama administration had stripped the ratings component ou... Read more >


Education Dept. Names ‘Special Master’ to Oversee Corinthian Loan Discharge

06/25/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. [Updated (6/25/2015, 4:18 p.m.) with further details from the department's conference call with reporters on Thursday.] The U.S. Department of Education has appointed a “special master” charged with overseeing... Read more >


Education Department Now Plans a College-Rating System Minus the Ratings

06/25/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Education has retreated from its controversial plan to create a giant college-ratings system, top officials revealed on Wednesday. Instead, by late summer the department is now promising to p... Read more >


Gainful Employment for Graduate Schools?

06/25/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Sometimes to really understand a story, you have to read it against another one. This week, a couple of stories came out that didn’t seem all that surprising individually, but that clanged together in an unexpected way. The fir... Read more >


Former Student Loan Watchdog Takes on ITT

06/25/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The former student loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- who is still taking on for-profit colleges from his new perch -- sent a letter to ITT Educational Services investors Wednesday asking them to reform ... Read more >


Group's Call to Action for Accreditors

06/25/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has summoned regional and national accreditors to a July meeting that Judith Eaton, the group's president, described as an urgent "call to action." Eaton, speaking at the group... Read more >


Ratings Without ... Rating

06/25/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The federal government will not compare colleges or pass judgment on their relative merits as part of the ratings system the U.S. Department of Education plans to release before the end of the summer, department officials said Wedn... Read more >


Senate Plan Portends Budget Battles

06/24/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday passed a spending billfor health, labor and education programs that would increase funds for biomedical research and boost the maximum Pell Grant -- but slash spending on workforce training an... Read more >


Judge Rejects Second 'Gainful' Challenge

06/24/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A federal judge dismissed a second challenge Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Education's gainful employment rule. U.S. District Court Judge John Bates upheld the department's gainful employment regulations, including the debt-t... Read more >


Crain's editorial: Cage it

06/22/2015

Crain's Cleveland. When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Higher Education Act 50 years ago, he said the following at the signing ceremony, held at his alma mater Southwest Texas State College: “The President’s signature upon this legislation... Read more >


Education Dept. Calls Imminent Rule a Reminder to States of Their Oversight Role

06/19/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Education, in a letter meant to highlight to states their responsibilities to oversee colleges and protect students, reminded colleges on Friday that, beginning on July 1, they could lose t... Read more >


The US government’s predatory-lending program

06/19/2015

POLITICO. Most parents will do just about anything for their children, especially when it comes to education. Predictably, at a time when college costs are exploding and students are staggering under more than $1 trillion in debt, one opportunistic... Read more >


Debt-Free and (Mostly) Detail-Free

06/19/2015

Inside Higher Ed. As the idea of debt-free college swirls around the Democratic presidential campaign and some liberal policy circles, the groups that represent colleges and universities are sizing up what it might mean for them. For the most part,... Read more >


Career Education Corp. Sells Brooks Institute

06/19/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Career Education Corporation, a major for-profit chain, announced Thursday that it is selling Brooks Institute to gphomestay, a company that works on international student programs at high schools and colleges in the U.S. The Ca... Read more >


High Stakes and a Potential Standoff Over Student-Loan Debt Relief

06/18/2015

The Wall Street Journal. The U.S. Department of Education is opening what could be a very large (and, for taxpayers, expensive) door to debt relief. As the department ponders its standard for forgiving loans, potentially tens of thousands of borrowe... Read more >


Clinton criticizes predatory lenders, for-profit colleges during veterans forum in Nevada

06/18/2015

Brandon Sun. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday vowed to protect veterans from aggressive for-profit colleges and predatory lenders while preserving the dominance of the U.S. military. The former secretary of state... Read more >


A Pincer Movement: U.S. Department Of Education vs. For-Profit Schools

06/18/2015

Daily Caller. Recently a Federal District Court in New York ruled against a coalition of New York private for-profit colleges in a suit where they sought relief from the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment” rule, which is set to... Read more >


Block That Regulation!

06/17/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Take your higher education regulations and shove them, Obama administration. Republicans in the House of Representatives didn't use exactly those words in the 2016 spending bill for the Department of Education they released Tues... Read more >


The toughest for-profit college rules in years are here. And lawmakers are still fighting over them.

06/16/2015

The Washington Post. A spending plan released by a House committee Tuesday would prevent the Obama administration from moving forward with new regulations limiting the amount of debt students can carry in career-training programs, two weeks before... Read more >


U.S. For-Profits in Brazil

06/16/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Business is booming in Brazil for DeVry Education Group, an Illinois-based, publicly traded for-profit education company. DeVry reports that it enrolls more than 58,000 degree-seeking students in Brazil, plus another 53,000 studen... Read more >


'Debt-Free College' Is Democrats' New Rallying Cry

06/15/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Debt-free college, a concept that seemed wildly improbable just months ago, is quickly becoming a centerpiece of the 2016 presidential campaign. Already, two Democratic candidates have endorsed some version of the... Read more >


Obamanomics, sidetracked

06/15/2015

The Washington Post. It’s not only on trade that President Obama seems to be losing his party. With inequality rising and wages flat, Democrats are pushing Hillary Clinton to move beyond Obamanomics and offer something more dramatic and more radic... Read more >


LETTER TO UNDER SECRETARY TED MITCHELL

06/12/2015

Higher Education For All. View a PDF of the letter. June 11, 2015 The Honorable Ted MitchellUnder SecretaryU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20202 VIA EMAIL Dear Under Secretary Mitchell: I read with disappointme... Read more >


For-Profit Group Criticizes Education Dept. on Corinthian

06/12/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell Thursday expressing disappointment in how the federal agency views the for-profit sector in th... Read more >


A Path to Debt-Free

06/11/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Seeking to put some policy heft behind the progressive vision of debt-free college that is gaining steam on the campaign trail, Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday outlined a sweeping college affordability agenda to “dramatica... Read more >


Remediation for Job Seekers

06/11/2015

Inside Higher Ed. In recent years a wide range of companies have sprung up to help fix the so-called skills gap -- the gulf between what employers need and what college graduates can do. These upstarts include coding academies and job-training bo... Read more >


Coding Boot Camps Are on the Rise

06/10/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The unaccredited education programs known as coding boot camps are proliferating, and gaining more students. This year the number of graduates from such programs is expected to hit 16,000, up from 6,740 in 2014, ac... Read more >


BPPE Proposed Rule

06/10/2015

Amendments to the Private Postsecondary Educational Institutions Rules Establishing Uniform Reporting Requirements  Issue: Education Subissue: Regulatory Structure First Reported: 12/06/2013 Date Updated: 06/09/2015 Contact: Joanne Wenzel 916-4... Read more >


Congress Turns Attention to Higher Education Act Renewal

06/09/2015

Education Week. With movement currently stalled on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization in both chambers of Congress, lawmakers have turned their attention to another pressing education matter: overhauling the Higher Education... Read more >


An unprecedented number of borrowers could soon qualify for student debt forgiveness

06/09/2015

The Washington Post. The Obama administration’s plan to forgive the federal loans of Corinthian Colleges students could usher in an unprecedented number of debt forgiveness requests from borrowers at other for-profit schools and cost taxpayers... Read more >


Sen. Alexander Vows to Block New Obama Education Regulations

06/09/2015

National Journal. The head of the Senate committee in charge of education legislation said Tuesday that he'd like to block two of the Obama administration's key efforts to ensure colleges serve students well. Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Repub... Read more >


Debt Relief Unveiled

06/09/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The federal government will forgive the debt of thousands of former students of Corinthian Colleges, the Obama administration said Monday as it announced a new debt relief plan that will extend to all federal borrowers who can prov... Read more >


Education Dept. Says It Will Forgive Debt of Many Corinthian Students

06/08/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. As it announced a plan on Monday to forgive the debt incurred by many former students of Corinthian Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education promised reforms that could make it easier for other students who fe... Read more >


Overseeing the Outsourced

06/08/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Colleges in recent years have increasingly turned to outside companies to manage parts of the financial aid process and provide other services to students. And the boom in outsourcing now has federal regulators racing to keep up. ... Read more >


Jim Patterson: Victims of Heald closure deserve financial help

06/05/2015

Fresno Bee. Attorney General Kamala Harris, with help from her allies in the U.S. Department of Education, has forced the closure of 28 privately-owned college campuses, stalling the futures of thousands of students. Not only did Harris shut down Ca... Read more >


Colleges and Graduates, Survey Says...

06/05/2015

Inside Higher Ed. For the first time, the postcollege outcomes of recent graduates have been collected and analyzed by a national organization using data gathered by more than 200 higher education institutions, all using the same methodology. A ne... Read more >


Little Love Lost in the Letters Between Dick Durbin and ITT

06/05/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The letters that passed between the 19th-century poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning are renowned for their lyrical expressions of mutual love. The much-more-recent correspondence between U.S. Sen. Richard... Read more >


Report: Student Loan Debt Stratified by Race, Class

06/04/2015

Diverse Issues in Higher Education. It’s well known that graduating college students in recent years have faced student loan debt at unprecedented levels far exceeding that of previous generations of American graduates. Nonetheless, a new report r... Read more >


Rebooting the Career College

06/04/2015

Inside Higher Ed. As a guarantor of student loans that specialized in collecting from students on the precipice of bankruptcy, the Educational Credit Management Corporation saw up close the “impact of students taking on debt, dropping out of schoo... Read more >


Rep. John Kline says he is in favor of loan forgiveness for Corinthian students

06/01/2015

StarTribune. Amid mounting national pressure on the Obama administration to forgive billions of dollars of federal loans owed by former students of the now defunct Corinthian Colleges, the most powerful man on the education committee in the U.S. Hou... Read more >


The Future Of An Illusion: The Higher-Ed 'Funding Cuts' Myth

06/01/2015

Forbes. For years now, students, parents, and taxpayers have worried over college-tuition hyperinflation and its concomitant, massive student-loan debt. And for good reason. Over the past quarter-century, average tuition prices have increased 440 pe... Read more >


CALCULATING THE TRUE COSTS OF COLLEGE

06/01/2015

Higher Education For All. It costs taxpayers more to educate students at public institutions than private sector institutions. While this may be a surprise for many, it is a fact. The cost per full-time student at public institutions exceeds that ... Read more >


Texas Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Guns on Campus

06/01/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The Texas Legislature gave final approval Sunday to a bill that would let Texans carry licensed concealed weapons on college campuses, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The legislation is on its way to Governor Greg Abbott, ... Read more >


Tighter Oversight of ITT

06/01/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education increased its monitoring of ITT Educational Services last month after the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil fraud charges against the for-profit college giant and two executives, the ... Read more >


California A.B. 25 - State Financial Aid

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D) Summary: Current version (4/8/2015): Requires the California Student Aid Commission to establish an appeal process, as part of the Cal Grant Program, for an otherwise qualifying institution that fails to sat... Read more >


California A.B. 509 - Governance & State Oversight

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Henry Perea (D) Summary: Current version (4/23/2015): Exempts from the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 a bona fide organization, association, or council that offers preapprenticeship ... Read more >


California A.B. 721 - State Financial Aid

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Current version (5/28/2015):  Requires a public, private or independent institution to make available to the public upon request and in a prominent location on its Internet Web site specified stude... Read more >


California A.B. 1541 - Privacy (Student Data)

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection Summary: Current version (4/29/2015): Requires a business that owns, licenses, or maintains personal information about a California resident to implement and maintain reasonable securit... Read more >


California A.B. 573 - State Financial Aid

05/29/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jose Medina (D) Summary: Current version (5/11/2015): Requires the board of governors, until July 1, 2018, to waive the fee for students who were enrolled at a California campus of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc., institution,... Read more >


Service Members to Receive Navient Settlement Money

05/29/2015

Inside Higher Ed. 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. Na... Read more >


In Defense of For-Profit Colleges

05/29/2015

Forbes. For-profit colleges have been targeted by government officials, including President Obama and California Attorney General Kamala Harris HRS -0.24%, who claim these schools take advantage of low-income students, burdening them with studen... Read more >


Judge Upholds ‘Gainful’ Rule

05/28/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the U.S. Department of Education’s rewritten “gainful employment” rule, handing a victory to the Obama administration in its longstanding regulatory battle with... Read more >


Barriers for Black Students in California

05/28/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Only 23 percent of working-age black adults in California hold bachelor's degrees, according to a new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity, compared to 42 percent of their white counterparts. And one-third of black ad... Read more >


FTC Tangles With For-Profits

05/27/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have in recent years joined with states' attorneys general in cracking down on the for-profit college industry. Now the Federal Trade Commission is the l... Read more >


Loan Servicers Cleared

05/27/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday that its four main federal student loan servicers, including Navient, have mostly followed the law in granting special interest-rate benefits to members of the military. Department off... Read more >


LBCC Figures Show "Unacceptable" Six-Year Path to Transfer

05/27/2015

Long Beach Post. An update to the transfer success of students attending Long Beach City College delivered at Tuesday night’s board of trustees meeting showed that it still takes a long time to matriculate toward graduation or transfer. In fact, i... Read more >


California A.B. 967 - Student Complaints and Arbitration

05/26/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Current version (4/23/2015): Requires, in order to receive state funds for student financial assistance, the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State... Read more >


Fixing the Online Plumbing

05/26/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Columbia University’s engineering school is experiencing a surge of interest in its online programs after partnering with a start-up that promises to find universities the online students they should be enrolling in the first pla... Read more >


How Not to Lose Control of a Class

05/26/2015

Inside Higher Ed. It might be every professor’s worst nightmare: losing control of a class with no hope of getting it back on track. That appears to be what happened this semester at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where a management inst... Read more >


California A.B. 1361 - State Financial Aid

05/22/2015

Sponsor: Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D) Summary: Current version (5/20/2015):  Specifies that the requirement that a student not be 28 years or older by December 31 of the student financial aid award year would not apply to a current or former me... Read more >


Students Feel Unprepared for Job Market

05/22/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Only one in five college students say they feel "very prepared" to join the workforce, according to the results of McGraw-Hill Education's annual student workforce readiness survey. While 45 percent of the roughly 1,000 responden... Read more >


Widening Wealth Gap

05/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. When Harvard University’s endowment fell by more than $10 billion during the 2008 financial crisis, it was a blow to the institution. But a lot of college presidents across the country considered the loss -- and the remaining $26... Read more >


EDUCATION GAPS POSE LOOMING CRISIS FOR U.S. ECONOMY

05/21/2015

National Journal.   Fewer working-age African-Americans than whites hold four-year college degrees in all but one of the nation's 150 largest metropolitan areas, according to a new Next America analysis of data from the massive National Equity Atl... Read more >


Risk Sharing, Yes. But How?

05/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. A congressional hearing here Wednesday was the latest illustration of what has, in recent years, become a bedrock reality of the politics of higher education at the federal level: lawmakers across the political spectrum want to hol... Read more >


Who Will Listen?

05/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. For some students, Twitter isn't just a space to vent. Students frustrated with the slow pace of administrative responses to issues on campus are taking more drastic measures, going public on social media or sharing their stories ... Read more >


Free tuition would be nice, but is it what community college students really need?

05/21/2015

The Washington Post. President Obama’s proposal to make community college tuition free got a warm hug from Gene D. Block, chancellor of the 42,000-student University of California, Los Angeles. He called it “the most encouraging idea for higher ... Read more >


How Public Universities Shortchange Poor And Minority Students

05/20/2015

BuzzFeed News. In the pursuit of prestige, revenue, and rankings, more public universities have turned to dangling merit-based scholarships to attract more out-of-state students, according to a report by the New America Foundation released earlier... Read more >


Lawmakers push to let veterans use GI benefits for business, not college

05/20/2015

The Hill. Members of Congress plan to put forward legislation that would allow veterans to use their benefits under the GI Bill to start businesses instead of attending college. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), a member of the Appropriations Subcomm... Read more >