A brief filed in the closely watched Fisher v. Texas case says universities are becoming "steadily less transparent" when faced with open-records requests. Many institutions beg to differ.
John B. King Jr., who will take over for Arne Duncan in December, isn’t well known in higher-ed circles. But his track record offers some clues about how he will lead the Education Department.
Assessments of the education secretary’s seven-year tenure credit him with changing the culture of the department to one of accountability and transparency.
The program extended aid to students with "exceptional financial need." Sen. Lamar Alexander blocked a bill that would have kept it alive.
The default rates on federal student loans fell at all types of colleges, but thousands of borrowers still struggle to repay their loans.
The revamped tool includes some new numbers on graduates’ earnings. But it has limits — as do state websites that collect wage data.
Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a speech at Liberty University — a sign of how far the presidential hopeful and the institution have come in expanding their profiles.
Students will be able file a key form earlier, using tax data from two years earlier. The payoff: quicker information about their eligibility for aid.
The new website, designed for mobile use, intends to help students find institutions that best suit their needs, but critics say it still falls short.
According to a new report, thousands more are in line for relief. The Education Department has hired more lawyers to deal with an influx of fraud claims.
The Wisconsin governor has taken an aggressive stance on the role of college. It’s one that has left professors troubled.
The department proposed that records should stay private in all but a limited number of circumstances. Experts say the draft guidance represents a careful compromise.
The Democratic candidate’s proposal, announced on Monday, would require states to preserve higher-education funding in order to be eligible for a large grant pool. In some states, experts say, lawmakers won’t be eager to do so.
Lawmakers focused on a bill's proposals regarding confidential advisers for victims, campus agreements with the police, and due-process rights for accused students.
The idea still faces a steep climb in Congress, in part because the legislation would cost more than President Obama’s version would.
The Education Department is weighing a pilot project that would let students use Pell Grants at coding boot camps and other nontraditional programs.
New York is poised to become the second state to require institutions to note instances of misconduct on a student’s permanent record.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says issuers of private student loans routinely reject requests to have co-signers released from the loans.