Thousands of Calif. students lose financial aid in regulatory fight

July 30, 2019 | The New York Times

Tens of thousands of students in California enrolled in online classes at out-of-state colleges abruptly lost federal financial aid this week after they found themselves in the cross-fire of a regulatory fight between Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the nation’s largest teachers’ union.

The students who lost their aid are the unlikely victims of an effort by the union, the National Education Association, to stop Ms. DeVos from delaying a rule written by the Obama administration to bolster consumer protections for students taking online courses at schools not based in their states.

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