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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.

Distance education via online learning may be in a for a huge shake-up due to this proposal

While an agreement that allows smaller schools to provide online learning free of complicated compliance measures may be in peril, some experts believe the need for stronger consumer protection outweighs the negatives.

A frustrating year results in drastic declines in FAFSA submissions

Nearly 57% fewer high school seniors have submitted a new FAFSA form compared to last year's numbers. Could delays and technological errors be to blame?

These 6 schools are under investigation for hate on campus

The Department of Education has opened investigations at six colleges and universities for alleged Title VI shared ancestry violations since the outbreak of the war in Palestine and Israel.

Grand Canyon University, Feds rumble after for-profit slapped with $38 million lawsuit

"I've talked to literally thousands of people in group and individual settings, and I'm getting the same message: This is government overreach, this is the weaponization of a department that has an opinion that isn't shared by anybody else," GCU President Brian Mueller said.

How the DOE’s gainful employment rule puts your federal aid dollars at risk

Estimates find the ruling will protect approximately 700,000 students, and about 1,700 programs will fail at least one of its metrics.

Why did these 5 law schools improperly disburse over $2 million in financial aid?

The Department of Education has since fined three of the institutions and has requested from all five reimbursements for the allotted funds.

The new do’s and don’ts of diverse admission practices

The Department of Education released a directive to help institutions understand exactly what admission are unconstitutional and what is perfectly fine to pursue.

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%.

‘Affirmative action made us complacent’: Leaders on their back heels get real on equity

"The higher education system is broken," said Colorado College President Song Richardson at the Department of Education's summit discussing the end of affirmative action.

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