"The U.S. Department of Education and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have in recent years joined with states' attorneys general in cracking down on the for-profit college industry. Now the Federal Trade Commission is the latest agency to call for changes within the industry," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"As Illinois, Louisiana and Wisconsin threatened nine-figure reductions in higher education funding, public colleges and universities in those states made their own threats in return," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"The group of undocumented students who gathered at the City University of New York this month to recognize their selection as scholarship recipients looks more diverse than one might expect. From countries as different as Haiti, Poland, South Korea, and Zambia, all are enrolled at CUNY with the help of TheDream.US scholarship fund," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
"Dozens of Webster University students studying at the school’s campus in London were unexpectedly stripped of their U.S. financial aid this past school year because Webster ran afoul of U.S. Department of Education regulations," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
"The so-called Power Five conferences are different from the American Athletic and Mountain West conferences. They have lots more money," USA TODAY reports.
"As the current school year ends, officials at the state’s colleges are gearing up for the impact of a law that streamlines access to free college for high school students," the Athens Banner-Herald reports.
"As a freshman at Saint Mary’s College of California, Gabriella Perez faced the usual challenges that first-generation students encounter during their first year on a college campus, and more: She worried that her parents would be deported to Mexico," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
"A U.S. judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit filed by a group of for-profit colleges challenging the Obama administration's new regulations aimed at limiting student debt," Reuters reports.
"It started out as an ambitious proposal: Make community college free. Instead, Minnesota lawmakers settled on something markedly less expensive. Starting next year, the state will offer a free ride to an estimated 1,600 students in high-demand technical college programs as part of a two-year pilot project," the Star Tribune reports.
"Six years ago, as a high school junior, Christopher Gray, 22, took one look at the exorbitant cost of college and decided he’d better line up as much scholarship money as he could. The trouble was, finding it was like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack," Fortune reports.
"...[Thursday], the House introduced a bill with high-profile bi-partisan cosponsors that would 'Free up information that currently exists, but is not currently accessible' in order to provide students, families, taxpayers, and policy makers with answers to critical questions about college outcomes and value," EdCentral reports.
"Two decades ago, Harris Rosen, who grew up poor on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and became wealthy in the Florida hotel business, decided to shepherd part of his fortune into a troubled community with the melodious sounding name of Tangelo Park," The New York Times reports.
"Newly introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would enable the linking of student-level enrollment information with data on employment and wages," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"A program aimed at helping adults finish incomplete degrees will be Rhode Island’s newest college," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"The $1.3 trillion burden of student debt is becoming an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign as candidates court the millions of Americans grappling with the high cost of college," The Washington Post reports.