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Biden moves back on the offensive on student loans, targets “runaway interest”

President Joe Biden is following through with a plan B to alleviate the country's student loan crisis, pivoting away from blanket relief for all borrowers to focus on those struggling with growing balances.

House and Senate education budgets differ wildly, reflecting party lines

The House targeted organizations it found to "undermine the unity of our country," proposing to reduce the Office for Civil Rights budget by 25%.

Watch the fine print: Colleges should take steps now to prepare for federal regulation changes

"FAFSA Simplification is going to make this the most complicated year we have seen perhaps ever," says Maureen Anderson, a former director of financial aid at Santa Fe College (Fla.). In addition, there are Title IX changes coming in October.

Department of Education pumps out $100 million to meet growing mental health demand

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is expected to train more than 14,000 new mental health professionals and distribute another $1 billion over the next five years.

Biden’s budget prioritizes higher education, despite pushback

With a $10.8 billion proposed increase to the Department of Education and $2.7 billion allotted for FSA alone, the top Republican on the Budget Committee called the proposal “unserious” and a “road map for fiscal ruin.”

For-profit colleges, be warned: DOE is set to hold leaders personally liable for reckless spending

To curb the deepening student loan crisis, the Department of Education aims to impede the abuse of federal funding at for-profit colleges by forcing school leaders to assume personal liability for unpaid institutional debt.

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