"U.S. law-enforcement officials on Tuesday arrested 17 people accused of trying to collect almost $2 million in bogus tax refunds using college student accounts, the latest identity scam to defraud the Internal Revenue Service," Reuters reports.
"If you’re having a hard time paying off your private students loans, you could catch a break soon as two of the biggest private lenders are gearing up to relax repayment terms," The Washington Post reports.
"President Obama formally announced Thursday evening a series of controversial executive actions he plans to take to reform a 'broken' immigration system -- policies that have implications for undocumented college students as well as international students who study at American universities," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"Many college students in Vigo County face food insecurity, and that has prompted United Campus Ministries to open a food pantry to serve them," the Tribune-Star reports.
"The ECMC Group, a nonprofit organization that runs one of the largest student-loan guaranty agencies, announced today that it will purchase 56 campuses from Corinthian Colleges, a crumbling, controversial for-profit chain," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"A group that wants the federal government to pay for in-state tuition for the nation's lower- and middle-income students has a new pitch, and a new name," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"The federal government has made a big push to help prospective students understand what college might cost them. But there have been unintended consequences," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
"Over the din of students chanting their protest, the University of California regents voted 14-7 on Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5% for each of the next five years," The Los Angeles Times reports.
"[I]t’s a good time for an interactive calculator that the Hamilton Project is releasing Thursday, meant to give more detailed information about loan burdens," according to The New York Times' The Upshot.
State performance funding polices often result in unintended impacts on higher education institutions, including restrictions on admissions and weakened academic standards, according to a recent study from the Community College Research Center.