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Education, Labor Departments Partner to Help Unemployed Get Postsecondary Education
The U.S. Department of Education is teaming up with the Department of Labor on an initiative to connect millions of unemployed Americans to postsecondary education, particularly for people whose employment has been displaced in the pandemic.
August 16, 2021
Student Loan Pause Extended Until January 31, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education will continue to halt student loan repayment, interest, and collections until January 31, 2022. “The payment pause has been a lifeline that allowed millions of Americans to focus on their families, health, and finances instead of student loans during the national emergency,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona. […]
August 9, 2021
New U.S. Department of Education Committee to Work on Student Loan Forgiveness
The U.S. Department of Education will establish a committee to meet virtually starting in October and rewrite the regulations for Public Service Loan forgiveness, income-contingent repayment plans, and borrower defense to repayment, as well as other areas. Such regulations will assist borrowers in managing repayment or receiving a discharge or forgiveness of their federal student […]
August 6, 2021
U.S. Education Department Announces Loan Forgiveness for 18,000 Cases Related to ITT
Students whose financial and academic trajectories may have been jeopardized by the abrupt 2016 closing of controversial for-profit ITT Technical Institute will be getting some relief from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced approval of 18,000 borrower defense to repayment claims for people who attended the school.
June 17, 2021
Education Department Expands Student Loan Pause to Federal Family Education Loan Program
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will expand its pause on federal student loans to defaulted loans in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. This relief will be retroactively applied from March 13, 2020, the start of the pandemic. The FFEL program allows private lenders, insured by guaranty agencies, to […]
March 30, 2021
Education Department Streamlines Borrower Defense
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will offer full student loan debt relief to students defrauded by unscrupulous colleges under the borrower defense to repayment law. In doing so, the department is rejecting the current partial relief model, announced in December 2019, which assessed how much relief would go to borrowers […]
March 18, 2021
Kean University Receives $447,971 from Education Department to Expand Veterans Services
Kean University has received a $447,971 grant to expand its student veteran services through a new center, according to Kean officials. The money – from the U.S. Department of Education over three years – will go toward creating the Center for Veterans Services (CFVS) at multiple locations – the school’s main campus and at Kean […]
February 25, 2021
U.S. Department of Education Updates College Scorecard
In the interest of transparency, the U.S. Department of Education is updating College Scorecard to have it provide prospective students with “information on how well borrowers from individual colleges and universities are progressing in repaying their federal student loans, as well as how overall borrower cohorts are faring at certain intervals in the repayment process,” […]
January 13, 2021
Flat is the New Up: How the Year of Covid-19 Continues to Reinvent Higher Ed
Along with its persisting global presence and its surging number of victims, COVID-19 has conjured numerous challenges due to its unprecedented nature. Whether we see the vast changes around us as positive or not, we need to adapt to stay in the performance race. Higher education is facing some critical demands, and it might be useful to summarize some gripping ones, along with the ways we’re collectively addressing them.
January 5, 2021
Temple Settles With Department of Ed for False Rankings of Its Online MBA
Temple University will pay a civil fine of $700,000 to the U.S. Education Department for knowingly submitting false data to the U.S. News and World Report in an effort to inflate the rankings of its Fox School of Business’ online MBA program.
December 8, 2020
Assessment and HBCUs: Now it is More Crucial Than Ever
It is no secret that HBCUs have historically not enjoyed monetary investments from the federal government, their respective states, or philanthropic entities, making it difficult to provide necessary resources to their students. If this is new information to you, I encourage you to seek information on the history of HBCUs by seeking resources from the U.S. Department of Education. The coronavirus pandemic has only increased the financial and educational hardships of students and institutions.
November 17, 2020
Department of Education Will Investigate Princeton for “Admitted Racism”
The U.S. Department of Education announced it was investigating Princeton University for “lapses in its nondiscriminatory practices ” in a letter Wednesday to the school’s president, USA Today reported. The investigation follows President Christopher L. Eisgruber’s Sept. 2 letter to Princeton’s community about the university’s efforts against systemic racism. “Racism and the damage it does […]
September 18, 2020
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