The bill's Republican sponsor says it's meant to ensure that the grant process is transparent and accountable. Opponents see it as "another anti-science piece of legislation."
In a budget request on Tuesday, the Obama administration will ask for $13.6 million to help it react "more quickly and efficiently" to allegations of student-aid and other misconduct.
Gov. Matthew G. Bevin questioned whether such students should be "subsidized by the taxpayers like engineers." But little of the state’s money supports students in any foreign-language study at all.
Congressional hearings on the agency’s vulnerability to hackers have featured plenty of anger and acronyms. Here’s a guide to what’s at stake for students, families, and colleges.
In a three-hour grilling by a U.S. House committee, Danny Harris answered accusations of financial improprieties and failure to secure "vulnerable" information systems.
Accrediting agencies face rising calls in Washington to hold more colleges accountable, but it’s not clear that they’re all ready to embrace the desired reforms.
Mary Lyn Hammer, who runs a default-management company, argues that the agency massaged data to make for-profit institutions look bad and direct lending look better. That’s not the case, critics say. But Republican lawmakers are listening.
A Georgia lawmaker says he will introduce legislation to allow electroshock weapons on campuses, a "middle ground," he says, for students to protect themselves.
Three years ago, President Obama directed federal agencies to conduct or sponsor research on gun violence. The flow of those dollars to such projects is still small, but signs are growing that other groups are interested in supporting the work.
A federal panel has limited the accreditor’s ability to approve new baccalaureate programs, to the dismay of colleges that have attacked the agency over its treatment of the City College of San Francisco.
The bill, which has support from a key Republican lawmaker, would limit eligibility for the program as a way to cover its costs.
At a hearing, lawmakers, advocates, and investigators all criticized how the agency’s Office of Federal Student Aid serves students and taxpayers. Here’s a look at their arguments.
The U.S. Education Department and the California attorney general’s office determined that the for-profit education provider had inflated job-placement rates for students in its California and online programs.
The administration is updating tools that help shield veterans and members of the armed services from unscrupulous colleges. It’s also calling on Congress to enact stronger protections.
The law has helped democratize college in America, and its symbolic value is undeniable. But it hasn’t met Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious vision of college for all.
The legislation, which is expected to win approval from the Senate and the White House, would provide an additional $40 billion for nondefense spending, including on students and colleges.
The Education Department imposed the new restrictions after finding that the company had failed to reconcile its student-aid accounts in a timely manner for several years.