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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom’s K-12 budget proposal

January 13, 2022

Via: EdSource

The week, Gov. Gavin Newsom built on last year’s record state budget with a 2022-23 spending plan that tops it. Schools from transitional kindergarten to high school and community colleges would receive $102 billion plus $16 billion in a windfall […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

A New Plan to Save Stranded Credits

January 3, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

When a student leaves college prematurely without paying the balance on their account, the institution typically withholds the student’s transcript, resulting in stranded credits that can make it difficult for the student to resume their studies later or transfer to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Biden Administration Extends Pause on Loan Payments

December 23, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education on Wednesday announced a 90-day extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest and collections. The pause had been scheduled to end on Feb. 1, 2022, and will now extend through May 1, 2022. The […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Inflation for Colleges Up 2.7% in Fiscal 2021

December 17, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Inflation for U.S. colleges and universities rose 2.7 percent in fiscal year 2021, which ended in June, according to Commonfund’s latest Higher Education Price Index (HEPI). The increase is a jump from last year’s 1.9 percent bump but falls in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Families Are Using New Child Tax Credit for K-12 School Costs, Census Shows

November 17, 2021

Via: Education Next

The American Rescue Plan Act of March 2021 expanded the Child Tax Credit for tax year 2021, resulting in more families receiving an increased monthly payment for each child they have, ranging from $250 to $300 a month, based on […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Higher ed groups call for quick changes to FAFSA verification

November 8, 2021

Via: Higher Ed Dive

A portion of college students is picked annually for aid verification, which is one of the Education Department’s methods of ensuring the integrity of the federal student loan system. The share of high school seniors selected for verification in recent […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

AFT settles student debt lawsuit, wins big gains for borrowers

October 13, 2021

Via: AFT News

The AFT, AFT President Randi Weingarten and eight individual AFT member plaintiffs have reached a landmark settlement with the U.S. Department of Education in the case Weingarten v. DeVos, and as a result tens of thousands of student loan borrowers […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Don’t Plan on That Federal Education Spending Spree

October 11, 2021

Via: Education Next

After cramming most of the Biden agenda into one massive $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” bill, it looks like Democrats are going to have to settle for a whole lot less—and possibly nothing. Though equipped with the frailest of congressional […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

What the Debt Ceiling Debate Means for Higher Ed

September 28, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

At the same time that Congress is trying to keep the federal government from shutting down at the end of this week, it’s also facing a deadline to keep the United States from defaulting on its loans — a never-before-seen […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The democratization of education: ROI

August 25, 2021

Via: eCampus News

When academic administrators get together, almost every conversation turns to the trendlines of decreased enrollments and declining revenue. Reviewing recent survey data, it seems unlikely that the trendlines will change. About 84 percent of Americans say that tuition costs are […]