Dems get behind plan for debt-free college

Dems get behind plan for debt-free college

Support for debt-free college education is rising among Democrats who believe that reversing spiraling costs would be both good policy and a political winner. On Wednesday, nine more Democratic senators came out in support of a resolution on the topic that originated...
How Student Debt Became a Presidential Campaign Issue

How Student Debt Became a Presidential Campaign Issue

The $1.3 trillion burden of student debt is becoming an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign as candidates court the millions of Americans grappling with the high cost of college. Congressional Democrats are advocating for debt-free public higher education and...
Senators Ask VA to Help Veterans Affected By School Closures

Senators Ask VA to Help Veterans Affected By School Closures

Senate Democrats are looking at ways to give VA the authority to provide relief to veteran students who were paid GI Bill benefits to attend classes at the now defunct Corinthian College or one of its subsidiaries. Last month the Department of Education levied $30...
Two For-profit College Executives Have Been Charged With Fraud

Two For-profit College Executives Have Been Charged With Fraud

The SEC has announced fraud charges against the former-CEO and current CFO of for-profit college ITT Educational Services. And now shares of ITT are crashing. In early trade on Tuesday, shares of ITT were down as much as 8% after the SEC announced charges against...