Colleges must be flexible with credit acceptance, higher ed groups say

Colleges must be flexible with credit acceptance, higher ed groups say

Dive Brief: Six leading higher education organizations this week issued a set of principles to guide their members in accepting academic credit in light of the coronavirus’s impact on instruction. The eight principles include acknowledging that the situation is placing stress on students and intensifying historical inequities. Transparency about credit policies is critical, the groups […]
Students sue colleges for coronavirus-related tuition refunds

Students sue colleges for coronavirus-related tuition refunds

Dive Brief: Students at Drexel University and the University of Miami have sued their respective institutions for tuition and fee refunds, claiming they paid for services and in-person instruction, which are no longer being provided because of the coronavirus...
Ed Dept to distribute $6B in coronavirus stimulus funding to colleges

Ed Dept to distribute $6B in coronavirus stimulus funding to colleges

Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Education intends to immediately distribute about $6 billion in coronavirus relief funding to colleges, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday.  Institutions must use this money to provide emergency grants to students who have...