student aid

Higher education protected in the near-term from government shutdown

A Department of Education memo in 2021 stated that disbursing Pell Grants and Federal Direct Student loans “could continue for a very limited time,” but “these operations could also experience some level of disruption due to a lapse” during a shutdown.

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.

Higher fees for higher ed: How schools are combatting newly proposed tuition hikes

Inflation, decreased school endowments and state budget cuts are causing university tuition to rise by up to 9%. As a result, most colleges are choosing to pump up their financial aid packages and scholarship programs to cushion the blow to students.

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