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Acclaim, fundraising spread unevenly among Black colleges

ATLANTA — Two recent high-profile faculty appointments could be a fundraising and enrollment bonanza for Howard University, one of the nation’s most prestigious Black...

Overhaul makes it easier for aspiring teachers to get grants

The U.S. Education Department on Thursday loosened the rules around a grant program that’s intended to help aspiring teachers pay for college but has...

George Soros to give $500M to Bard College in New York

NEW YORK — Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has committed $500 million to a private liberal arts college in New York, which the school called...

Student loan relief extended to some privately held loans

The federal government’s pause on student loan payments is being extended to more than 1 million borrowers who have defaulted on student loans that...

COVID tax break could open door to student loan forgiveness

The tax break on college debt cancellations in the COVID-19 relief package signed last week by President Joe Biden has removed a potential roadblock...

Students who got partial loan relief to see full discharge

WASHINGTON — Students who were defrauded by their colleges and received only partial relief from their federal loans could now see them fully canceled,...