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.
Backlash Against a Law
At least seven universities have pledged to honor their own nondiscrimination policies. But for presidents, taking a public stance is often a balancing act.
A scholar who works with LGBT students fears a "brain drain" if the state doesn’t quickly reverse course on the controversial law.
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Sweet Briar's Demise
Summoned to a meeting in Washington, D.C., the college’s board members looked at the numbers. And they realized there wasn’t a choice.
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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.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden describes a plan to build a system that can tell prospective students how much they are likely to earn with a degree from a particular program.
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