Navient to cancel 70K student loans, pay $1.85 billion in settlement

Navient to cancel 70K student loans, pay $1.85 billion in settlement

This post was originally published on this siteAn agreement between a coalition of state attorney generals and Navient, one of the largest student loan companies in the U.S., resulted in a settlement that will forgive loans for 66,000 borrowers. The agreement announced on Thursday concludes…

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College Enrollment Dropped Again in Fall 2021, Despite Vaccines

College Enrollment Dropped Again in Fall 2021, Despite Vaccines

This post was originally published on this siteTotal undergraduate enrollment has dropped by about 1.2 million students since the fall of 2019, researchers say.

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As omicron spreads, will colleges go online, require COVID booster shots? What we know

As omicron spreads, will colleges go online, require COVID booster shots? What we know

This post was originally published on this siteColleges’ plans are changing daily as the omicron variant spreads. Some universities are putting classes online or pushing students to get boosters.     

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Texas governor’s ban on mask mandates in schools blocked; mandates drive up vaccinations at colleges: COVID-19 updates

Texas governor’s ban on mask mandates in schools blocked; mandates drive up vaccinations at colleges: COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteColleges that adopted COVID vaccine mandates this fall have seen widespread compliance. Texas ban on mask mandates in schools blocked. More updates.     

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Biden’s spending bill would increase the Pell Grant by $550: But is it enough to keep up with the cost of college?

Biden’s spending bill would increase the Pell Grant by $550: But is it enough to keep up with the cost of college?

This post was originally published on this siteThe budget bill being debated in Congress includes a $550 boost to the maximum Pell Grant award. Advocates have been saying it needs to be doubled.     

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‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.

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