Federal officials announced a final extension of the temporary pause on student loan repayments, sparking renewed calls for debt cancellation to address racial wealth disparities.
Colleges and universities from coast to coast are using federal pandemic relief funds to clear student debts for unpaid tuition and fees.
At least 11 HBCUs have announced decisions to clear some or all of their recent graduates’ outstanding tuition and fee balances.
U.S. colleges and universities for years have had a policy of withholding transcripts and degrees from students who have outstanding balances, but some institutions are now reconsidering the approach.
The $1.9 trillion stimulus package President Joe Biden signed into law this week provides $40 billion for higher education, eliminates taxes on student debt forgiveness, and closes a regulatory loophole that may encourage for-profit schools to target student-veterans.
President Joe Biden this week reiterated his support for writing off up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt for individual borrowers but said he will not pursue the $50,000 threshold being urged by some legislators and advocates.
A record number of people applied to medical school this year, many inspired by the health care providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President-Elect Joe Biden is expected to usher in a new era for higher education when he takes office in January. Some policies could bring rapid change, while others will hinge on Senate control.
A new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce sheds light on wide variation in the first-year earnings and loan debt of graduates across 37,000 college majors at 4,400 postsecondary institutions.
Layering college on top of family responsibilities, virtual learning, and the stress of a pandemic, student parents are struggling to stay afloat as they care for themselves and those at home.
The billionaire—who made headlines last year for clearing the student debt of 400 Morehouse graduates—now hopes to help thousands of students at historically Black colleges and universities bypass high-interest, fixed-payment private loans.
A new report reveals wide variation in how institutions of higher learning calculate and communicate indirect expenses—such as off-campus housing, transportation, school supplies, laptops, and food beyond college meal plans—to prospective and current students.