Education costs

October 12, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it will no longer try to delay an Obama-era regulation that helped students defrauded by for-profit colleges get their loans forgiven. A federal court ruled last month that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to delay the regulation, known as...
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In this October 2014 photo provided by Nerdwallet, Takiia Anderson, left, poses for a photo with her daughter Taje Perkins during a campus visit to Anderson’s alma mater, Howard University in Washington. Today, Anderson’s student debt is long gone. She has nearly $500,000 in retirement savings, and her daughter, Taje Perkins, finished her third year at Spelman College in Atlanta with no student loans to cover its nearly $30,000 per year in tuition and fees. (Nerdwallet via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 10:37 am
When Takiia Anderson graduated from Boston College Law School in 1999, she was a single mom with a 2-year-old child, nearly $100,000 in student loans and a new job as a government attorney that paid $34,102 a year. She didn't like that math. "People are talking about 20 years to pay off a student...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies at a House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Education Department says it'll miss a key deadline in its push to ease regulations for for-profit colleges. A rule being drafted by DeVos is meant to lower protections for students swindled by their schools. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 03, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students defrauded by for-profit colleges will get a reprieve from the Education Department's push to ease regulations for those schools because the government said it would miss a deadline for releasing an updated rule on loan forgiveness. The department had been set to issue the...
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In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, H. Gilbert Welch is photographed at his Dartmouth College office in Lebanon, N.H. Welch, a prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College, has resigned after being accused of plagiarizing the work of other professors for a paper published in a prestigious journal. The Valley News reports that Welch announced Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that he would resign. (Ryan Dorgan/The Valley News via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 6:35 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College resigned after being accused of plagiarizing the work of other professors for a paper published in a prestigious journal. H. Gilbert Welch sent an email to colleagues Thursday saying he was saddened to resign. He maintained...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, photo, St. John's College President Mark Roosevelt talks about trends in student tuition and spending by colleges in Santa Fe, N.M. The college with campuses in Santa Fe and Annapolis, Md., is reducing its annual tuition price, adding grants for New Mexico residents and plans to rely more on philanthropy to defer academic costs to students. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
September 12, 2018 - 4:41 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, acknowledging that steady price increases in pursuit of prestige drove away many qualified students from families of moderate or modest...
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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, director Jenny Cimbalnik talks with a child at the Wallingford Child Care Center in Seattle. A dire workforce crisis in a booming U.S. economy is forcing many in the child care industry to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than Sesame Street. Non-compete and "hold-harmless" legal agreements, college tuition incentives for workers and steep waiting-list fees for parents are fast becoming the norm. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 08, 2018 - 12:01 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A dire workforce crisis in a booming U.S. economy is prompting the child care industry to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than "Sesame Street." There are now noncompete policies for child care workers and families and non-refundable wait list fees for...
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FILE - in this June 5, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pauses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Preliminary data obtained by The Associated Press show the Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students it approves for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges. The data demonstrate the impact of DeVos’ new policy of tiered relief, in which students swindled by for-profit schools are compensated based on their earnings after the program. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 08, 2018 - 6:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges, according to preliminary Education Department data obtained by The Associated Press. The figures demonstrate the impact of...
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A sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Seth Frotman, the nation's top government official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned on Monday, citing what he says is the White House's open hostility toward protecting student loan borrowers. Frotman is the latest high-level departure from the CFPB since Mick Mulvaney took over in late November. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 27, 2018 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest on Monday, citing what he says is the White House's open hostility toward protecting the nation's millions of student loan borrowers. Seth Frotman will be stepping down as student loan...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Complaints and lawsuits lodged against for-profit colleges are unfolding as DeVos engineers a seismic shift in the regulatory landscape that stands to benefit the multibillion-dollar industry. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 24, 2018 - 5:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit against Ashford University describes an admissions office with a cutthroat sales culture more akin to a used-car lot than a place of higher learning, peddling "false promises and faulty information" to lure students eligible for federal financial aid. Sound familiar? The...
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Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar speaks during an interview Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in San Diego. Despite an ongoing FBI investigation into his campaign spending, Campa-Najjar's competitor, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, coasted through the June primary election largely unscathed. But on Tuesday, the Republican congressman and his wife were charged by a federal grand jury with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal gain. The indictment brings a jolt of uncertainty into the contest, in a year when Democrats have targeted a string of Republican-held House seats across the state. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 23, 2018 - 9:05 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, a 29-year-old who's never held elected office, was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, had been indicted on corruption...
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