Trump education official resigns, calls for student loan forgiveness

Oct 24, 2019
A. Wayne Johnson's proposal would forgive up to $50,000 in federal student loans per person
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DeVos proposes $5B in tax credits for scholarship donations

Mar 1, 2019
The proposal is controversial.
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Defrauded by a for-profit college? A new court ruling may help you cancel out your loan debt

Oct 17, 2018
Student loans are now only behind mortgages as a share of consumer debt.
Are you weighed down by student debt?
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Defrauded by a for-profit college? A new court ruling may help you cancel out your loan debt

Oct 17, 2018
Student loans are now only behind mortgages as a share of consumer debt.
Are you weighed down by student debt?
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The dreaded FAFSA form is going mobile

Dec 1, 2017
The move is meant to meet teenagers on their phones and make it simpler for them to apply.
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Georgia's weighted charter school lottery aims to give disadvantaged kids better odds, but few schools use it

Jul 3, 2017
In Georgia, the name of a child eligible for the weighted school lottery can be entered up to five times.
Students line up to leave lunch at the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School in the Grant Park neighborhood recently.
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For-profit colleges may get less oversight under Trump administration

Jun 15, 2017
For-profit colleges may be getting a bit of a reprieve from the Trump administration. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced plans to roll back two Obama-era regulations that made life tough for that beleaguered industry. The gainful employment rule held those…

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DeVos faced tough questions about education budget on the Hill

May 24, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was on the Hill today defending the president’s 2018 budget request before a House appropriations subcommittee. The White House has proposed cutting or shrinking more than 30 federal education programs, shaving more than 13 percent off…

DeVos rescinds Obama-era directives cracking down on federal student loan servicers

Apr 13, 2017
If you are one of the 42 million people out there with federal student loans, you have surely come into contact with a loan servicer. That is a company or nonprofit paid by the federal government to collect your payments…

DeVos faces lawsuit over “gainful-employment” regulations the first week on the job

Feb 13, 2017
The trade association representing cosmetology schools seeks to block enforcement of the Obama-era regulations.