Graduate students had long feared that a Republican-controlled board would strike down an earlier ruling affirming their right to collective bargaining.
Research shows black students shoulder a disproportionate burden of student debt in the U.S.
The billionaire will now also repay the education loans amassed by the parents of 2019 graduates.
Senate Education Committee chairman wants to extend funding through a broader package on higher education.
Student advocates say the document shows the company intentionally steered borrowers into high-cost repayment options, but Navient says it shows exactly the opposite.
With the House voting Tuesday to extend $255 million to minority-serving institutions, all eyes are on the Senate to take action before the funding expires at the end of the month.
Members of Maryland’s General Assembly are urging Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to consider a $577 million settlement offer in a 13-year-old lawsuit over inequitable funding of the state’s historically black colleges and universities.
The government watchdog says the program created by Congress to help teachers, police officers and other public employees is falling short.
The Education Department has issued regulations meant to protect students from colleges that close or defraud them, but advocacy groups say the rules set higher hurdles.
Some 13,000 students were projected to benefit. Fewer than 1,300 got scholarships.