An analysis shows that in four out of five states average net prices for colleges rose at a far faster pace over the past five years than did median household incomes.
Lawmakers want to make colleges bear some of the cost when students default on their federal loans. But not everyone is a fan of the concept.
At least seven universities have pledged to honor their own nondiscrimination policies. But for presidents, taking a public stance is often a balancing act.
"Heightened cash monitoring" requires institutions to pay federal loans and grants out to students before being reimbursed by the Education Department.
If Daniel W. Jones gets his job back as the University of Mississippi's chancellor, he and the board could be in a difficult position.
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