THIS WEEK'S NEWS

 

VA law needs replacing (Editorial)

It seems obvious that the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs needs to have in place — and enforce — a strong code of ethics. Ask any military veteran victimized by “wait-list” schemes at some VA hospitals. But should a VA doctor be told he cannot help educate budding health care professionals at a for-profit college More Info »

OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages October 21-22, 2017

During the period October 21-22, 2017, we plan to execute extended website maintenance and operating system upgrades to several Federal Student Aid websites and systems. This work is in addition to the regular weekly maintenance that occurs each weekend. This announcement provides information about the websites and systems that will be affected during the extended More Info »

FTC, State Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

Scammers made false promises and charged illegal upfront fees of more than $95 million The Federal Trade Commission, along with 11 states and the District of Columbia, today announced “Operation Game of Loans,” the first coordinated federal-state law enforcement initiative targeting deceptive student loan debt relief scams. This nationwide crackdown encompasses 36 actions by the More Info »

Trident University International Announces the Military Success Scholarship

Eligible Trident students who successfully complete 16 semester credits will be awarded a scholarship of $500 toward tuition for each additional course taken during the same fiscal year. Trident University International (Trident) today announced the availability of its 2017-2018 Military Success Scholarship for Trident’s undergraduate students serving in the U.S. Armed Services as active duty, More Info »

The Government Spends Billions to Help Send Low-Income Students to College. Only Half Are Graduating.

It’s no secret finishing college is more difficult for low-income students. But new government data show just how hard that struggle can be. At four-year colleges, just under half of students who received Pell Grants—federal aid awarded to millions of low income families each year—went on to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years, according More Info »