Report examines the impact of mandatory FAFSA policies

Dive Brief: Three states have enacted policies requiring high school seniors to fill out or formally decline a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and more than a dozen others are considering such a mandate. That’s according to a new Century Foundation report that points out challenges with implementing the requirement, including that students […]

Few colleges are setting clear benchmarks for closing campuses

The trickle has become a flood. Many colleges that initially intended to reopen their campuses have, in recent weeks, accepted the reality of a largely virtual fall.  Some administrators are still holding out hope for a more traditional academic year, crafting...

Accreditor oversight group votes against sanctions on HLC

The U.S. Department of Education’s accreditation advisory group voted Wednesday to reject sanctions recommended by department staff for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) that include a year-long ban on accrediting new schools.  The National Advisory Committee...