Education costs

November 08, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would lose the ability to deduct up to $2,500 in student loan interest under the Republican tax bill. Education advocates say the proposal would make college less affordable. But supporters of the measure say the loss would be offset by other provisions in...
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October 30, 2017 - 7:33 am
HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Strayer Education is tying up with Capella Education in a deal worth about $1.9 billion under an administration that looks much more favorably at non-profit schools that had come under a harsher spotlight in recent years. The two schools, however, stood out from others mired in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a dinner hosted by the Washington Policy Center in Bellevue, Wash. The Associated Press has learned the Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit-colleges. That would mean abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of fully erasing that debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of students deceived by now-defunct for-profit schools had over $550 million in such loans canceled completely. The possible change could leave many students scrambling after expecting full forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 30, 2017 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration's policy of erasing that debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of...
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October 28, 2017 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that the Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit-colleges. That would mean abandoning the Obama administration's policy of fully erasing that debt. Tens of thousands of...
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October 25, 2017 - 10:35 am
ATLANTA (AP) — An appeals court has ruled against immigrants who have been granted temporary status to stay in the U.S. by saying they must keep paying out-of-state tuition for state colleges and universities in Georgia. Georgia's state colleges and universities require verification of "lawful...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, file photo, college graduates socialize before their commencement at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich. Federal and state officials have launched the first national crackdown on companies that falsely promise debt relief for student loan borrowers. But critics say the Department of Education and its loan servicers expose consumers to fraud and fail to spot scams. (Leisa Thompson/The Ann Arbor News via AP, File)
October 20, 2017 - 10:36 am
Federal and state agencies are cracking down nationally for the first time on scams that gouge student loan borrowers, but critics say the U.S. Department of Education isn't helping. Prosecutors at the Federal Trade Commission, 11 states and the District of Columbia have filed 36 lawsuits and other...
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In this Oct. 13, 2017 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a dinner hosted by the Washington Policy Center in Bellevue, Wash. A group of 17 states and the District of Columbia is suing the U.S. Department of Education over its decision to block an Obama-era rule designed to protect students from being defrauded by for-profit colleges. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 17, 2017 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed suit Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Education over its decision to block an Obama-era rule designed to protect students from being defrauded by for-profit colleges. The Gainful Employment rule was...
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October 05, 2017 - 3:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges have been twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public educational institutions. That's according to a federal study published Thursday. The report by the National Center of Education Statistics looks...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a new federal study. The report comes as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rewrites rules that had been put in place by the Obama administration to protect students who said they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 05, 2017 - 12:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a federal study published Thursday. The report by the National Center of Education Statistics looks at students who began their...
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Relatives of A. James Clark and board members of the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation hold a scroll with the $219.5 million written across that the foundation is donating to the University of Maryland for scholarships and capital projects during the announcement in College Park, Md., on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch are also on the stage, along with Wallace Loh, the university's president. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
October 04, 2017 - 2:43 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — To help double need-based scholarships, the University of Maryland is getting a $219.5 million gift from the foundation of a billionaire alumnus whose own education was made possible by a scholarship. The university announced the gift from the A. James and Alice B. Clark...
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