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December 6, 2019
The bipartisan deal announced Tuesday to amend legislation tied to funding historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions is moving quickly. It's already been passed in the U.S. Senate. In addition to making permanent $255 million in annual funding to those institutions, the so-called FUTURE Act would also simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and eliminate paperwork for the 7.7 million federal student loan borrowers currently on income-driven repayment plans by automating income recertification.
December 6, 2019
Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, is proposing that Americans be able to use retirement funds to pay off student loan debt. The Higher Education Loan Payment and Enhanced Retirement, or HELPER, Act, would let people take up to $5,250 from a 401(k) or IRA plan to pay off student loans, as well as pay tuition and expenses for a spouse or dependent, according to a news release.
December 5, 2019
The U.S. Senate education committee announced a bipartisan amendment that would permanently fund HBCUs and simplify the FAFSA. Its chances in the House are uncertain, and advocates disagree on whether an HEA authorization will follow.
December 5, 2019
As part of a push to better equip higher education institutions with better data, the University of Texas system worked with the U.S. Census Bureau to gather student outcomes data that includes those who leave the state. A new report detailing the process was released in conjunction with the Institute for Higher Education Policy's November guidebook.
December 4, 2019
Senator Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat and 2020 presidential hopeful, unveiled a plan Tuesday to protect historically black colleges and universities with $100 billion over 10 years. Booker would pay for the plan by overhauling the tax code and repealing corporate tax cuts, according to Politico.
December 4, 2019
Colleges in the University System of Georgia will soon offer a new credential similar to an associate degree, featuring a flexible curriculum and specific workforce skills.
December 3, 2019
More community colleges are offering bachelor's degrees, according to Community College Research Initiatives at the University of Washington in Seattle. But how they're being implemented varies across the country.
November 27, 2019
A new policy group is forming to develop state and local policy agendas that will help prepare students for college and careers.
November 27, 2019
Los Angeles-based Everytable takes on campus food insecurity with healthy meals, SmartFridges and donations.
November 25, 2019
Researchers and higher education professionals discuss how far reforms to developmental education have come -- and how far they have to go.

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