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.
In a memo, the department said the “cowardly action is intolerable and unacceptable.”
While Robert Armour was on a leave of absence from Argosy University undergoing cancer treatments, the school abruptly closed, entitling him to have his student loans canceled. Yet the Education Department is denying his request for debt forgiveness. Now he's taking legal action.
Nearly a year after President Trump signed the cancer deferment statute into law the Education Department has just released the request form.
The move will lift the burden of education debt for tens of thousands of severely disabled veterans, streamlining a process that started under the Obama administration.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is placing greater emphasis on monitoring private student loans, at a time when complaints about federal education lending continue to grow.