A growing chorus of experts is making the surprising argument that students need to be allowed to borrow more. With grants limited and college costs rising, loans can be a lifeline for students who have no other way to afford…
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
Letters sent to the schools Monday and obtained by The Associated Press say the department is conducting a "preliminary investigation" to determine whether they violated federal laws or rules surrounding the management of federal student aid.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring that U.S. colleges seeking federal research funding must certify that their policies support free speech in order to receive it. Amna Nawaz talks to Jerry Falwell Jr., and Georgetown University’s Sanford Ungar…
While the actions uncovered in the indictments were blatantly illegal, it’s far from the first time affluent Americans have used their status to secure seats at some of America’s most elite colleges.
By Patty Morales
An explosive scandal around bribery and cheating in college admissions has prompted new questions about access, race and inequality in elite higher education. Judy Woodruff explores some of them with Daniel Golden, senior editor at ProPublica and author of a…
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
Spending is down by $9 billion over the last decade, driving tuition up and frustrating the search for skilled workers.
By Elizabeth Hewitt, The Hechinger Report
The financial problems — and wholesale shutdowns — affecting an escalating number of colleges and universities touch not only students, faculty and staff but also local economies, often in rural places where they are among the most important employers and…
The idea of the TEACH Grant program was simple: Teachers got a grant to pay for college or graduate school, and in exchange they agreed to teach for four years where they're needed. But an investigation by NPR found that…
By Ben Felder, Education Writers Association
The decline in liberal arts enrollment has forced many colleges to eliminate courses and, in some cases, entire majors.
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