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INTELLIGENCER: Who is to blame for the high cost of college?

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A frequent topic of conversation, from families to politicians, is the issue of college cost.  It is undeniable that the price tag for attending college has outpaced the rate of inflation in the last few years. Conventional wisdom has it that the culprits are the institutions of higher education themselves. 

State legislators and …

SALON: The Donald Trump scandal no one is talking about

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“So, ladies and gentlemen,” the business magnate told a crowd gathered at one of his gleaming, eponymous towers on New York City’s Fifth Avenue Tuesday, “I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again,” said Trump, whose net worth is valued …

INSIDE HIGHER ED: Reminding States to Regulate

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After years of delays spurred by concerns from states and colleges, a new federal requirement that colleges obtain authorization from regulators in each state in which they are physically located is finally due to take effect.

The U.S. Education Department on Friday issued a Dear Colleague letter reminding institutions and state regulators of …

DAILY HERALD: House panel’s spending plan revives clash over student debt

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A spending plan released by a House committee Tuesday would prevent the Obama administration from moving forward with new regulations limiting the amount of debt students can carry in career-training programs, two weeks before the rules take effect.

For nearly six years, administration officials have fought to institute regulations to protect students from …

CNBC: Defaulting on student loans like ‘civil disobedience’: Author

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If you're one of the 43 million Americans burdened by student loan debt, then you know that repaying your loan isn't fun.

So what if you just stopped?

That's what author Lee Siegel recently proposed in his controversial New York Times op-ed "Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans." He wants borrowers to stop …

ZACKS: Turnaround in For-Profit Education Sector: 3 Stocks to Buy

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The for-profit education sector performed dismally the last couple of years on lower student demand, regulatory restrictions, serious threats to federal funding, intense scrutiny at all levels and a competitive environment.

For-profit schools are much more expensive than a community college. The cost of education in a for-profit college can sometimes be almost …

BROOKINGS: Lots riding on Ed Dept standard for student-loan forgiveness

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The U.S. Department of Education is opening what could be a very large (and, for taxpayers, expensive) door to debt relief. As the department ponders its standard for forgiving loans, potentially tens of thousands of borrowers could seek relief from repaying tens of billions of dollars in debt.

Student loans are a high-profile …

PHILLY.COM: A failure at a for-profit college

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DEAR HARRY:

I guess I'm the kid everyone knows who came from the hood, never got into any real trouble, tried hard to get a good education, but couldn't get into college.

I'm a two-time loser, because neither my grades nor my entrance exams were good enough. The result was that I let myself …

RENO GAZETTE: Hillary Clinton lays out her ‘four fights’ to Reno vets

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid out her four top campaign priorities Thursday in Reno at a town-hall meeting about veterans issues at the historic VFW Post 9211.

It was Clinton's second Nevada stop of the day. Earlier, Clinton spoke on the Las Vegas Strip at the National Association of Latino Elected and …

TIME: Clinton: Stop For-Profit Colleges From Targeting Veterans

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Hillary Clinton announced on Thursday a new plan intended to stop for-profit colleges from fleecing veterans who use federal G.I. Bill funds to attend school.

Speaking before a roundtable with veterans in Reno, Nevada, Clinton focused her remarks on the so-called 90-10 rule. The rule requires for-profit colleges to accept at least 10% …

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