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.
Those Left Behind
Addressing the $1.5 Trillion in Federal Student Loan Debt
Bolstering the Public Voice in Accreditation
How the Trump Administration Is Undoing College Accreditation
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.
There are many reasons to scrap the Department of Education’s new proposal for borrowers whose colleges took advantage of them.
Many high-profile failed colleges had longer-term default rates that would have triggered sanctions had they been measured over more time.