Following Tuesday’s elections, analysts expect the coming months to bring increased scrutiny of the Education Department, minimal progress on the Higher Education Act, and varied state efforts to address college access and affordability. Here’s a round-up of key results.
Two reports find that public universities, facing budget and ranking pressures, have made college less affordable and accessible for low-income students and students of color in their states.
The Department of Education has come under fire for shielding student loan companies from state law enforcement officials and federal regulators who accuse the companies of misleading borrowers.
In 2017, nearly a million low-income students qualified for state grants for higher education, then never received them when state funding fell short.