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Promised College Loan Forgiveness, Borrowers Wait and Wait

by Collin Binkley, Associated Press | June 26, 2017
BOSTON — Danielle Ramos’ student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over. Like thousands of [...] Read more

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill on Campus Free Speech

by Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond, Associated Press | June 22, 2017
MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin students who repeatedly disrupt campus speakers or pr [...] Read more

On Hill, Both Sides Hold Ground on Campus Free Speech Issue

by Catherine Morris | June 20, 2017
Colleges and universities have a responsibility to protect freedom of expression on their campu [...] Read more

Court: Iowa State University Wrong to Block Pot T-shirt

by David Pitt, Associated Press | June 14, 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa State University lost another appeal in a federal court case over the [...] Read more

Report: 131 Student Loan Reduction Companies Engaged in Questionable Practices

by A.K. Brunini | June 13, 2017
NerdWallet’s Watch List identifies debt-relief services that have been have been cited for fr [...] Read more

Trump Puts Focus on Wisconsin’s Growing Apprentice Program

by Scott Bauer, Associated Press | June 12, 2017
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker once told then-candidate Donald Trump “we don’t need an [...] Read more

University of Michigan Wins Right to Ban Guns on Campus

by Diverse Staff | June 7, 2017
While the vast majority of the nation’s colleges and universities continue to prohibit the ca [...] Read more

Campus ‘Free Speech’ Bill Backed by Louisianan Lawmakers

by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | June 6, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. — Legislation seeking to protect controversial speakers’ appearances at Lo [...] Read more

Senators Say They’re Fighting to Protect Pell Grant Program

by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press | June 5, 2017
WARWICK, R.I. — Rhode Island’s two Democratic U.S. senators said on Monday that they’re f [...] Read more

BYU Professor Denied Spot in GOP Race for Chaffetz Seat

by Associated Press | June 4, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — A judge has denied a Brigham Young University professor’s emergency reques [...] Read more

Kansas Law Requires Schools Give Free Tuition to Foster Kids

by Associated Press | May 30, 2017
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Kansas law waives tuition at state universities and colleges for foster ki [...] Read more

Boston Announces Tuition-free College Pilot Program

by Associated Press |
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh have unveiled a tuition-free college progra [...] Read more

Veterans Groups Pushing for Post-9/11 GI Bill Improvements

by Monica Levitan | May 29, 2017
Veterans associations want to revise the Post-9/11 GI Bill so that it benefits a wider range of [...] Read more

Trump Budget Draws Ire, Concern from Minority Communities

by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press |
WASHINGTON — Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump’s proposed budge [...] Read more

Higher Ed Policy Experts Placing Premium on Student Privacy

by Monica Levitan | May 24, 2017
As experts examined ways to help students and families make higher education decisions at a hea [...] Read more