If President Obama's new tax proposal is adopted, families could no longer withdraw money for college expenses from 529 Plans for free.
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December 18, 2014
Jobs for the Future released a report calling for better coordination between state and campus policies to promote college completion, particularly with interventions to assist low-income, nontraditional students.
December 12, 2014
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shuts down two student loan debt relief service companies for allegedly exploiting student borrowers.
December 10, 2014
Congressional federal budget compromise includes slightly more funding for college access programs and student aid grants.
October 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education released final "gainful employment" regulations targeted at ensuring that students who attend career-training programs don't amass too much debt.
August 06, 2014
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators releases 15 recommendations to change college reporting requirements for prospective and enrolled students.
June 19, 2014
A new report from the Education Trust calls for more accountability for colleges that graduate less than 15 percent of students in six years and have a large share of students who are unable to repay their loans after leaving school.
June 11, 2014
The Senate fails to advance a bill to lower interest rates on existing student loans, while President Obama moves to enact regulatory changes to lower payments for college borrowers.
June 09, 2014
The Obama administration is expected to announce an expansion of the Pay As You Earn program to provide student-loan relief to an estimated 5 million borrowers with older loans.
January 13, 2014
New emails released from the U.S. Department of Education reflect concern about the Obama administration's plans to devise a college-rating system.