Secretary of Education Arne Duncan defended the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request in front of members of the Labor-HHS subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, several of whom expressed concerns about America’s College Promise.
"These days, lots of politicians are talking about shrinking the FAFSA. ... That raises the most important question: Is that even possible?" NPR asks. "'The answer is "No, it's not possible,"' says Justin Draeger of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. 'The more you simplify the federa […]
"The Obama administration, under pressure from Congressional Democrats and consumer advocates, is deciding whether to relieve the debt of some federal student loan borrowers who attended Corinthian Colleges," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"Aspiring college students are asked to take their future on faith. They’re expected to strive to reach a higher-education experience many of them can hardly imagine, to trust they’ll find a way to foot the bill for one of the most expensive purchases they’ll ever make. That last part, in particular, can be a tough sell when your family earns less in a […]