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  1. The U.S. Education Department estimates that about 1,400 colleges serving 840,000 students won't pass its new accountability rules. Nick Tomecek/ / The Associated Press

    For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

    For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

    • Oct. 31, 2014
  2. 3 colleges to stop asking applicants about felonies

    Three New York State colleges have agreed they will no longer ask applicants if they have ever been arrested or convicted of a felony.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  3. People who want to study Chinese are among those eligible for fellowships at the University of Washington. Ng Choon Boon/ / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    $16 million foreign language grant

    College students interested in some of the less-commonly taught languages may want to take a look at the University of Washington, which has received a $16 million grant that will support about 140 language fellowships.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  4. 'You can't assess whether someone's going to get in based on numbers ... ,' says Northwestern University freshman Halle Lukasiewicz. 'It's extremely important for students not to get fazed by other people on the Internet telling them they're not going to get in.' Charles Rex Arbogast/The Associated Press

    Picking a college with data crunchers

    The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online are giving high school seniors and others planning for college more tools than ever to help chart their next step.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
  5. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau repors it received approximately 5,300 complaints about private student loans between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Report: Private student borrowers can't get repayment help

    Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  6. Credit requirements loosened for student loan program

    The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  7. Aeronautics school uses new teaching method

    An Oklahoma aeronautics school is changing how its air-maintenance students learn after seeing the success of a new teaching method in its aviation flight program.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  8. Illinois universities compete for students

    As public university enrollment declines or remains flat, Illinois schools are competing to recruit students from across the country and around the world.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  9. National Defense University, one of the U.S. military's premier war colleges, has seen its budget decline by almost 30 percent over the past few years. By Merrill D'Arezzo/Medill News Service

    Military's war colleges take steep budget hits

    As the Defense Department grapples with cutbacks across its broad budget, one of the military's premiere war colleges is feeling the pinch, with a funding drop of 29 percent in the past few years.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  10. Fayetteville Technical Community College student veterans, from left, Diane Hooks, Bill Kreiling, Juantor Nicholson and Alma Campbell in the All American Veterans Center conference room. Photo by Sharilyn Wells

    Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015

    Military jobs and training can provide service members with in-depth technical expertise but how to convert that knowledge into success in the civilian world isn't always obvious.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  11. New program helps families of fallen access education benefits

    Even with hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship money and education benefits available for spouses and children of fallen service members, many of those families struggle to pay for college because they don't know the benefits exist, or have trou

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  12. Bryan Box, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, is now a biological sciences major at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The population of student veterans at UAA and UA Fairbanks has prompted the universities to bring on additional staff. Marc Lester/ / The Associated Press

    Colleges adapt to post-9/11 vets' needs

    Bryan Box, a 28-year-old student veteran, carries a large thermos with 'SAB9491T' scribbled on its side. The inscription is Box's battle roster, which he described as a digital 'dog tag' used by the Army to identify soldiers.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  13. U.S. awards $450M to link job training, employers

    The Obama administration is awarding nearly a half-billion dollars to community colleges that are partnering with employers on job training.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
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