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Dividing Lines Take Shape in Senate

Dividing Lines Take Shape in Senate

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Senate education committee got into the weeds of higher education policy again Thursday, examining how the federal government could open up innovation by colleges and universities. But the biggest buzzword that emerged from a two-hour hearing — “guardrails” — signaled the focus of Democrats and […]

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Former ITT Students Closer to $1.5B Settlement

Former ITT Students Closer to $1.5B Settlement

Inside Higher Ed. A group of former ITT Technical Institute students reached an approved settlement Wednesday that would allow them to participate in bankruptcy proceedings with the institution’s parent company. The agreement allows the students to claim $1.5 billion and cancel nearly $600 million in debts for students who attended ITT between […]

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Questions About Student Aid Debit Card

Questions About Student Aid Debit Card

Inside Higher Ed. The Office of Federal Student Aid’s plans for a prepaid student aid card would position the office — and the contractor it selects — for a long-term, even lifelong, relationship with student borrowers, according to documents released this week. The prepaid card is one of several new […]

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New GAO Report on Accreditation System

New GAO Report on Accreditation System

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Government Accountability Office this week released a study on the U.S. accreditation system. After conducting interviews with experts and a literature review, the GAO said the accreditation system has some key strengths, including reviews that are specifically tailored to various types of colleges and programs. […]

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Outlook for Higher Ed in 2018 Is Bleak, Ratings Agency Says

Outlook for Higher Ed in 2018 Is Bleak, Ratings Agency Says

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Higher education will face many of the same challenges in 2018 that it has in previous years, but additional state and federal pressures suggest a bleak outlook for the sector this year, according to the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s. “S&P Global Ratings believes institutions […]

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DeVos Waters Down Disclosure Requirements of Gainful-Employment Rule

DeVos Waters Down Disclosure Requirements of Gainful-Employment Rule

Inside Higher Ed DeVos Waters Down Disclosure Requirements of Gainful-Employment Rule By Andrew Kreighbaum January 22, 2018 The Department of Education last week said it was further weakening disclosure requirements in the gainful-employment rule. Under the new 2018 gainful employment disclosure template, career education programs would no longer be required to disclose median […]

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