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Education Department Announces Major Changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The U.S. Department of Education introduced an overhaul Wednesday to the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program in an effort to grant debt...

Education Department Launches Civil Rights Investigations Over Bans on Mask Mandates

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has opened investigations into five states that have bans on indoor mask mandates, according...

Education Department to Cancel Debt for Borrowers with Severe Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is set to cancel more than $5.8 billion in student loan debt for more than 320,000 borrowers with severe...

Federal Student Loan Repayment Freeze Extended Through January

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced an extension for the federal student loan repayment, interest, and collections pause, which will continue through January 31, 2022....

Education Department to Expand Second Chance Pell Experiment

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced it would expand the Second Chance Pell Experiment for the 2022-2023 award year. In December 2020, lawmakers lifted...

Education Department Defends Transgender Students Under Title IX Proctections

The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that Title IX protections, which prohibit sex-based discrimination, extend to transgender and other LGBTQ students. “We just...

Justice Department to Defend Anti-LGBTQ Policy at Religious Schools

In a 12-page court document filed on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said it can “vigorously” defend a policy that allows private, federally funded...

HBCUs Receive $1.6 Billion in Capital Finance Debt Relief

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education announced it will relieve 45 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from roughly $1.6 billion in capital...

Education Department Cuts Devos’ Formula that Reduced Debt Relief for Defrauded...

The U.S. Department of Education announced during a Thursday press call that it is undoing a Trump-era formula that limited loan forgiveness for students...

Education Department Targets Black and Latinx College Students for FAFSA Audits,...

The U.S. Department of Education disproportionately selects Black and Latinx college students for audits on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), The...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Resigns

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos submitted a resignation letter on Thursday following Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.  In...

Universities Failed to Report Billions in Foreign Gifts and Contracts, Education...

Some of the country’s top universities collected multimillion-dollar gifts and contracts from other countries and failed to report the funds to the federal government,...

Acting Secretary of Education Commemorates Black History Month

In a recently released statement about the commemoration of Black History Month this February, acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. recognized the...