Education Dept. Allows Financial Aid for More American Students Abroad

In an abrupt reversal, the U.S. Department of Education has said it will reinstate the eligibility of foreign colleges, seminaries, and arts schools to participate in the federal student-loan program.

The department last summer told the institutions, which are mainly in Britain and Ireland, that they could no longer participate in the U.S. student-aid program because they do not directly grant academic degrees. But