Susan Svrluga

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering higher education for the Grade Point blog

Education: Brown University, BS in psychology; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Susan Svrluga is a reporter covering higher education for The Washington Post. Before that, she covered education and local news at The Post. Earlier in her career, she was a features writer and congressional reporter for the News & Observer in North Carolina and a state house reporter in Maine for the Bangor Daily News.
Latest from Susan Svrluga

Biden administration narrows eligibility for student debt cancellation

The Education Department had advised borrowers with Federal Family Education Loans or Perkins Loans that they could consolidate their debt into the federal Direct Loan program to qualify for student loan forgiveness. But that guidance has changed.

September 30, 2022

George Mason U. to give tuition credit, joining other Va. colleges

George Mason University will give a one-time credit to offset a recent tuition increase, reflecting a push from Gov. Glenn Youngkin amid inflation.

September 29, 2022

U. of Idaho may stop providing birth control under new abortion law

Employees could be charged with a felony and fired if they appear to promote abortion, according to new guidance

September 26, 2022

Spotsylvania makes an offer to a controversial choice for superintendent

Spotsylvania county school leaders voted to approve a contract offer to a superintendent candidate amid stark divisions.

September 17, 2022

U-Va. grants one-time tuition credit to undergraduates

Virginia's governor has pushed to hold public university tuition flat this year amid inflation concerns.

September 16, 2022

U-Va. expected to heed Youngkin’s plea for flat tuition with rebate

The University of Virginia’s governing board is expected to give students a one-time credit equal to its most recent tuition hike amid Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s push to hold tuition flat at the state’s public universities.

September 15, 2022

Columbia acknowledges giving incorrect data for U.S. News rankings

Columbia University expressed contrition over faulty data it supplied to U.S. News & World Report. A math professor had blown the whistle on the issue.

September 9, 2022

University of Maryland raises minimum wage for student workers to $15

The minimum hourly wage for student workers at the University of Maryland will increase to $15.

September 3, 2022

American University reaches tentative agreement with striking workers

A large group of first-year American University students walked out of a welcoming ceremony on campus Friday as a days-long strike by a staff union intensified.

August 26, 2022