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Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department releases regulatory plans on income-driven loan repayment, low-value colleges

January 10, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The proposed reworking of income-driven repayment plans, commonly known as IDR, fits with the Biden administration’s stated mission to overhaul the beleaguered federal student loan system and enact new borrower protections. Policymakers of all political stripes have called out flaws […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Borrower-Defense Settlement To Discharge $6 Billion in Loans

November 18, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A federal judge approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education that argued the agency ignored borrower defense to repayment claims. Under the settlement, 200,000 borrowers who attended one of 153 institutions identified by […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department to Scrutinize College Banking Agreements

October 14, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Department of Education is stepping up its enforcement of college-sponsored banking arrangements. In conjunction with a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the department released a Dear Colleague letter Thursday reminding institutions about their role in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department Approves $1.5B in Debt Relief

August 31, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will discharge all remaining federal student loans for borrowers who enrolled in any location of Westwood College (including enrollment in Westwood’s online program) between Jan. 1, 2002, and Nov. 17, 2015, when […]


News

Education Department terminates ACICS in final decision

August 22, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education is officially terminating federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools after Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten issued a final decision Friday. The department will provisionally certify the 27 for-profit colleges currently […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department announces $5M in completion grants for HBCUs, other minority-serving institutions

August 11, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The $5 million is money Congress allocated to the department, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said during an agency event Thursday that highlighted efforts to improve inclusivity in higher education. “Years of underinvestment, state budget cuts, and lagging federal support for […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department Planning for Student Debt Forgiveness

August 1, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Officials at the Education Department have developed plans to cancel student debt for millions of borrowers, awaiting a final decision from President Biden, as reported by Politico Thursday. Biden is considering providing $10,000 of debt relief per borrower, a decision […]


News

Education Department Hosts Virtual Summit Today, Announces New Efforts and Resources for Supporting Mental Health and Students with Disabilities

May 23, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education will host a first-of-its-kind virtual summit, From Recovery to Thriving: Supporting Mental Health & Students with Disabilities, to highlight steps schools, colleges, and communities can take to support students with disabilities and students with […]


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Education Department to Host Summit to Spotlight Strategies to Support Students with Disabilities, Students with Mental Health Needs

May 16, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced plans for a first-of-its-kind virtual summit, Recovery to Thriving: Supporting Mental Health & Students with Disabilities, to highlight steps schools, colleges and communities can take to support students with disabilities and students with […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

More Changes in Loan Programs

April 19, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Education Department today announced changes to two key student loan programs: the public service loan and income-driven repayment programs. The changes would “fix long-standing failures” in the programs, department officials said. After the changes are made, 40,000 borrowers will […]


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Education Department Continues Push to Invest in Highly Effective Educators and Address Teacher Shortage

April 7, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education is continuing to take action to support and invest in the teaching profession and address the teacher shortage many schools and districts across the country face. The Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant program is […]


News

Education Department Launches Historic Real Pay for Real Jobs Initiative for People with Disabilities

March 18, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) released the notice inviting applications for the Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) demonstration project, aimed at increasing access for people with disabilities to jobs that pay good wages. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

What’s in the 2022 budget for higher education?

March 16, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Biden’s budget represents a stark departure from the Trump administration’s proposals. They called for major spending cuts for the Education Department, which Congress largely disregarded. However, the package may disappoint some college affordability advocates who have pressed the White House […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department Approves $415 Million in Borrower Defense Claims Including for Former DeVry University Students

February 16, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Nearly 16,000 borrowers will receive $415 million in borrower defense to repayment discharges following the approval of four new findings and the continued review of claims. This includes approximately 1,800 former DeVry University (DeVry) students who will receive approximately $71.7 […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Education Department Announces Grants, Guidance

January 20, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Education Department announced new grants under the American Rescue Plan and also provided new guidance on how colleges can use American Rescue Act funds to meet students’ basic needs. The grants are $198 million to support colleges and […]


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 Strategies

Ed Dept expands Second Chance Pell program again

July 30, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The Education Department began the Second Chance Pell program in 2015. It aims to evaluate the effects of providing Pell Grants for incarcerated students. The program has had more than 22,000 participants across 30 states and the Federal Bureau of […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Education Department Releases COVID-19 Handbook for Higher Ed

June 7, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education has released a COVID-19 resource guide to provide information for higher education institutions about how to safely reopen for in-person instruction. The 54-page handbook is meant to address priority areas specific to higher education, including strategies […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Education Department Disproportionally Selected Black, Hispanic Students for Audit

February 8, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Department of Education disproportionately selected Black and Hispanic students for financial aid audits over the last decade, The Washington Post reported after an analysis of federal data. After students turn in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, […]


News

House Education Committee Subpoenas Ed Dept. Staff

October 23, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Democrats on the House education committee on Thursday issued subpoenas for three career Education Department staff as part of the committee’s probe into whether Under Secretary Diane Auer Jones tried to help Dream Center Education Holdings retroactively get accreditation to […]