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U.S. House Passes GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2014

Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2014. The legislation would mandate that colleges and universities nationwide must charge in-state tuition to veterans who reside in the institution’s state but are official residents of another state. From the bill: [This act] directs the Secretary of Veterans AffairsRead the Rest…

House Subcommittee On Higher Education Holds Hearing On “Keeping College Within Reach”

The House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a hearing late last week entitled “Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low-income and First Generation Students”. The hearing served to educate members about efforts to serve disadvantaged students. Said Chairwoman Virginia Foxx: One of this committee’s top priorities for the upcomingRead the Rest…

NCES Releases Report On Education Longitudinal Study Of 2002

The National Center for Education Statistics recently released their ten-year report on high school sophomores (first started in 2002). The report chronicles the students’ journey through high school and then postsecondary education, giving a wealth of statistics on a wide range of demographic and educational criteria. From the report: These outcomes reflect several key life courseRead the Rest…

NCES Releases Report On Enrollment In Postsecondary Institutions

In a report released for the new year, the National Center for Education Studies (NCES) documented five different statistics for postsecondary institutions in Fall 2013. The report covers: Enrollment for fall 2012; Graduation Rates within 150 percent of normal program completion time for full-time, first-time degree/ certificate-seeking undergraduate students beginning college in 2006 at 4-yearRead the Rest…

Department Of Education Issues “Dear Colleague” Letter Regarding DOMA And Title IV Programs

In a “Dear Colleague” letter released late last week, the Department of Education (ED) provided guidance on the impact of United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court’s recent decision on same-sex marriages, as it related to federal student aid. From the letter: For purposes of the Title IV HEA programs, a student or a parent is considered marriedRead the Rest…