In a new round of "experimental sites," participating colleges may award federal aid for competency-based programs and prior-learning assessments, among others.
At a conference this week, the officials heard a summons to educate faculty members and others on the realities of higher-education financing.
In a plan to be released on Tuesday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will lay out a "job-driven checklist" for colleges and other applicants for $1.4-billion in grants.
Higher education cannot afford to sit on the sidelines as states and secondary schools agree on what it means to be ready for college or a job.
The Education Department is reprocessing the student-aid applications of 200,000 who inadvertently reported too much income. But it’s not working out in their favor.
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