Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ regulatory rollback would water down quality in higher education and create a recipe for fraud.
A Promising Model to Boost Retention for Part-Time Students
The Imperative to Support Single Mothers in College
New Federal Data Show America Still Needs to Improve College Access
Getting Repayment Rates Right
A collaborative effort between the Center for American Progress and Higher Learning Advocates, informed by discussions with a range of stakeholders, highlights the need for gatekeeping and continuous improvement in the oversight of federal funds for postsecondary education.
A pilot program from the Department of Education will partner the department with a private financial institution to provide a payment card to students, offering up students as customers while collecting data on their spending habits—data that the department could ultimately use to limit students’ eligibility for financial aid.
The Department of Education must provide data to explain why 99 percent of forgiveness applicants get denied.
Consumer protection has always been the main purpose of federal legislation regarding accreditation.
The opportunity to ensure strong student outcomes in postsecondary education exists—accreditors just have to be willing to take it.
Inconsistency in the sanctioning of poor-performing colleges across accrediting agencies undermines the college oversight system.
Low-income students rarely experience changes in their aid eligibility; a one-time FAFSA could guarantee aid and remove a barrier to completion.
A CAP study finds that students’ circumstances are stable enough to have them file the FAFSA just once, which could have a positive impact on students—particularly those who receive Pell Grants.
Although sexual assault remains a pervasive issue on college campuses, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is planning to undermine survivors through new, regressive changes to Title IX.
As Debates Over College Costs Make Waves in South Carolina, It’s Time to Boost Need-Based Aid Nationwide
The steep costs of higher education highlight a fundamental problem with how states distribute grant dollars.
Organizations in several cities are mixing online competency-based degree programs with in-person supports, aiming to help students who have been poorly served by both purely online programs and the traditional classroom.
Several overlooked groups of students—including veterans and students with disabilities—continue to struggle with loan repayment.
As Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education pushes a higher education agenda that’s bad for students, several state attorneys general, civil rights organizations, and advocacy groups have engaged the courts to protect the interests of students.
New CHEA-proposed standards raise the bar for accrediting agencies; however, they could be strengthened in four key ways.