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Matthew Arrojas

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Matthew Arrojas is a news reporter at BestColleges covering higher education issues and policy. He has a BA in journalism from the University of Florida and previously worked at the South Florida Business Journal as a hospitality and tourism reporter.

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Republican Bill Would Force Colleges To Pay 50% of Defaulted Student Loans
Matthew Arrojas
September 22, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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House Democrats Introduce College Affordability Bill
Matthew Arrojas
September 19, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Automatic Student Loan Payment Refunds Coming to Millions
Matthew Arrojas
September 15, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Two HBCUs Awarded Federal Grants Following Bomb Threats
Matthew Arrojas
September 15, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Warren Warns of ‘Predatory’ Student Loan Servicers
Matthew Arrojas
September 15, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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These Are the Best College Campuses for Free Speech
Matthew Arrojas
September 12, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Student Debt Forgiveness May Be Within Reach for FFEL Loan Holders
Matthew Arrojas
September 9, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Proposed Bill Would Force Colleges to Use Endowments on Tuition
Matthew Arrojas
September 8, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Here’s What College Students Need to Know About Long COVID
Matthew Arrojas
September 6, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Did You Receive a Pell Grant? Here’s How to Check.
Matthew Arrojas
August 31, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden Admin Cancels $1.5B in Debt for Westwood College Students
Matthew Arrojas
August 30, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden’s Student Loan Repayment Plan Could Slash Monthly Payments
Matthew Arrojas
August 30, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Biden Admin Revives Teacher-Training Grant Program for HBCUs, Tribal Colleges
Matthew Arrojas
August 29, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Who Benefits From Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plan?
Matthew Arrojas
August 26, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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How to Qualify for Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan: FAQ
Jessica Bryant, Matthew Arrojas
August 25, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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Biden to Cancel Up to $10K in Student Loans, $20K for Pell Grant Recipients
Matthew Arrojas
August 24, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Colleges Received $77B in COVID-19 Pandemic Relief. Now What?
Matthew Arrojas
August 23, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Colleges Will Enforce Fewer COVID-19 Protocols This Fall: Report
Matthew Arrojas
August 23, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Students From These For-Profit Colleges May Qualify for Debt Forgiveness
Matthew Arrojas
August 17, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Education Department Cancels $3.9B in Federal Loans for ITT Tech Students
Matthew Arrojas
August 16, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden’s Proposed Title IX Changes May Not Change Much on Campus
Matthew Arrojas
August 10, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Republicans Propose “Alternative” to Student Debt Forgiveness
Matthew Arrojas
August 9, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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University of Utah Will Waive Tuition for Indigenous Students
Matthew Arrojas
August 5, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Supreme Court Schedules Affirmative Action Cases for Oct. 31
Matthew Arrojas, Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 3, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Proposal Would Auto-Enroll Student Loan Borrowers Into Affordable Plans
Matthew Arrojas
August 2, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Bipartisan Bill Would Regulate Income Share Agreements
Matthew Arrojas
August 1, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Is Another Extension of the Student Loan Payment Pause Imminent?
Matthew Arrojas
July 27, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Education Department Delays Release of New Student Loan Payment Plan
Matthew Arrojas
July 26, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Advocates Seek Extension of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver
Matthew Arrojas
July 25, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Proposed Bill Offers Student Loan Deferment for Victims of Sexual Violence
Matthew Arrojas
July 20, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Federal Judge Blocks Title IX Protections for LGBTQ+ Students
Matthew Arrojas
July 18, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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For-Profit Colleges Oppose Student-Loan Debt Settlement
Matthew Arrojas
July 18, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Report: Pell Student Success Tied Closely to School Selectivity
Matthew Arrojas
July 18, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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FAFSA Completions Are on the Rise. Will Enrollment Follow?
Matthew Arrojas
July 13, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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University of Arizona to Waive Tuition for Native American Students
Matthew Arrojas
July 8, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Montana Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Allowing Concealed Carry on Campuses
Matthew Arrojas
July 7, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Seattle Pacific University LGBTQ+ Protest Ends, Students Plan Legal Action
Matthew Arrojas
July 6, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Columbia University Skips Data Submission for College Ranking
Matthew Arrojas
July 6, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Advocates, Politicians React to Biden’s Proposed Title IX Overhaul
Matthew Arrojas
June 29, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Report: Sexual Assault Most Commonly Reported Crime on College Campuses
Matthew Arrojas
June 29, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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New Gainful Employment Proposal Pushed to Spring 2023
Matthew Arrojas
June 27, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Settlement Would Cancel Student Loans for 200K Defrauded Borrowers
Bennett Leckrone, Matthew Arrojas
June 24, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Biden Admin Moves to Expand Title IX Protections to LGBTQ+ Students
Matthew Arrojas
June 23, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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International Enrollment Continues Rebound From Pandemic Lows
Matthew Arrojas
June 23, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Progress, Setbacks for LGBTQ+ Rights at Christian Colleges
Matthew Arrojas
June 22, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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What We Know About the Facebook, FAFSA Data Leak
Matthew Arrojas
June 21, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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$200M Proposed to Support Civics, History Teacher Education
Matthew Arrojas
June 16, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Is College Debt Bad? 5 Experts Weigh In
Matthew Arrojas
June 16, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Bill Would Allow Transfer of College Savings to Retirement Funds
Matthew Arrojas
June 15, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden Pursues Regulation of For-Profit Colleges on Own Terms
Matthew Arrojas
June 14, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Will Biden Forgive Federal Student Loan Debt?
Matthew Arrojas
June 8, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Michigan May Expand Free Community College, Career-Training Programs
Matthew Arrojas
June 7, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Christian Colleges Target LGBTQ+ Communities With New Policies
Matthew Arrojas
June 6, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Biden Admin Cancels $5.8B in Student Loans for Corinthian Colleges Students
Matthew Arrojas
June 2, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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College Enrollment Slips for Fifth Straight Semester
Matthew Arrojas
June 2, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Education Department Extends FAFSA Financial Verification Waiver
Matthew Arrojas
May 26, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Colleges Urged to Spend COVID-19 Funds on Student Mental Health Services
Matthew Arrojas
May 25, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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College Completion Programs Yield Impressive Returns. Who Will Invest in Them?
Matthew Arrojas
May 24, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
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Complaint Alleges Ga. Deputies Racially Profiled College Lacrosse Team
Matthew Arrojas
May 20, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Here Are the States That Ban Colleges From Withholding Transcripts
Matthew Arrojas
May 19, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Consumer Advocates: Regulate Income Share Agreements Like Loans
Matthew Arrojas
May 17, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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American Bar Association: Drop LSAT Law School Requirement
Matthew Arrojas
May 11, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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How 6 Experts Would Craft an Ideal Income-Driven Repayment Plan
Matthew Arrojas
May 10, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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University of California to Waive Tuition for Native Americans
Matthew Arrojas
May 5, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden Expands Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students
Matthew Arrojas
May 4, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Advocacy Groups Want $500M to Help College Students Afford Child Care
Matthew Arrojas
May 3, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden Confirms He’s Considering Student Debt Cancellation
Matthew Arrojas
April 29, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Republican Bill Would End Student Loan Payment Pause
Matthew Arrojas
April 28, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden Reportedly Open to Canceling Student Debt
Matthew Arrojas
April 27, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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National Service Could Pay for College Tuition
Matthew Arrojas
April 26, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Shawnee State University Settles Transgender Pronoun Lawsuit
Matthew Arrojas
April 21, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Ukrainians Studying in U.S. Granted Special Student Relief
Matthew Arrojas
April 20, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden Admin Expands Student Debt Forgiveness for Some Borrowers
Matthew Arrojas
April 20, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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New State Laws Target Critical Race Theory in Higher Ed
Matthew Arrojas
April 15, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Student Worker Strikes, Unions Gain Momentum in Higher Ed
Matthew Arrojas
April 13, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Biden Plan Would Make Discharged Student Debt Tax-Exempt
Matthew Arrojas
April 12, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Mental Health Services for College Students Boosted by Federal Pandemic Relief
Matthew Arrojas
April 7, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Legislation Would Pump $771M Into Community College Workforce Training
Matthew Arrojas
April 6, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden Extends Pause on Federal Student Loan Payments Through August
Matthew Arrojas
April 6, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Here’s How Biden Could Double Pell Grant Financial Aid for College Students
Matthew Arrojas
April 5, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Inside the (Secret) Process of Selecting a University President
Matthew Arrojas
March 31, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
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COVID-19 Relief Checks Could Put College Students’ Financial Aid At Risk
Matthew Arrojas
March 30, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Biden’s Budget Would Boost Federal Financial Aid, HBCU Funding
Matthew Arrojas
March 29, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Proposed Rules Would Limit Transcript Withholding by Colleges
Matthew Arrojas
March 23, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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For-Profit Colleges Used Loophole to Get Federal Funds. It Will Soon Close
Matthew Arrojas
March 22, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Colleges Oppose Biden Admin’s Proposed Gainful Employment Rules
Matthew Arrojas
March 17, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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HBCUs Targeted by Bomb Threats Now Eligible for Federal Security Grants
Matthew Arrojas
March 17, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Congress Increases Pell Grant Financial Aid for College Students
Matthew Arrojas
March 15, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Congress Moves to Make College Textbooks More Affordable
Matthew Arrojas
March 14, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden Administration Set to Bring Back Gainful Employment Rules
Matthew Arrojas
March 11, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Will Student Debt Cancellation Happen Under Biden?
Matthew Arrojas
March 9, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Why College Students Aren’t Well Represented in Voter Polls
Matthew Arrojas
March 8, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Student Advocates Seek Protected Status for Ukrainians Studying in U.S.
Matthew Arrojas
March 3, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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What Biden Said — and Didn’t Say — About Higher Ed in State of the Union
Matthew Arrojas
March 2, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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White House Appoints Dietra Trent Director of HBCU Equity Initiative
Matthew Arrojas
March 1, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Democrats Demand Details on Resumption of Student Loan Payments
Matthew Arrojas
February 25, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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The Changing Relationship Between China and U.S. Colleges
Matthew Arrojas
February 24, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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New Mexico Passes ‘Groundbreaking’ Free College Bill
Matthew Arrojas
February 21, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Will Maine Join the Free Community College Movement?
Matthew Arrojas
February 18, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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House Puts Pell Grant Expansion in America COMPETES Act
Matthew Arrojas
February 17, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Here’s How Students Can Get COVID-19 Relief Funds
Matthew Arrojas
February 16, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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College Completion Rates Rise for Sixth Straight Year
Matthew Arrojas
February 11, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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College Transparency Act Inches Closer to Passing
Matthew Arrojas
February 10, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Education Dept. Preps for Resumption of Student Loan Payments
Matthew Arrojas
February 8, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Democrats Propose Bill to End Legacy Admissions
Matthew Arrojas
February 4, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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State Funding for Colleges, Universities Hits All-Time High
Matthew Arrojas
February 3, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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HBCUs Targeted With Bomb Threats
Matthew Arrojas
February 1, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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These Higher Ed Policy Issues Will Define 2022
Matthew Arrojas
February 1, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Biden Administration Changes Visa to Retain International STEM Students
Matthew Arrojas
January 28, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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The SAT Goes Digital, Decreases Testing Time
Matthew Arrojas
January 25, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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What’s Next for the Free Community College Movement?
Matthew Arrojas
January 25, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action in College Admissions
Matthew Arrojas
January 24, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
COVID-19
Biden Administration Announces Additional $198M in COVID Relief for Colleges
Matthew Arrojas
January 20, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Proposed Bill Would Increase Public Transit Options for College Students
Matthew Arrojas
January 19, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Proposed Income-Driven Repayment Waiver Could Grant Debt Forgiveness to Millions
Matthew Arrojas
January 18, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Navient Agrees to Cancel $1.7B in Student Loans
Matthew Arrojas
January 14, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Lawsuit Accuses Elite Colleges of Price Fixing
Matthew Arrojas
January 12, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Columbia University Student Worker Union Reaches Deal With College
Matthew Arrojas
January 10, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Biden Administration Eases Student Visa Application Process
Matthew Arrojas
January 7, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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As Colleges Adapt to Omicron, Most Resume In-Person Classes
Matthew Arrojas
January 6, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Biden Extends Student Loan Repayment Pause
Matthew Arrojas
December 22, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Colleges Plan to Go Remote to Start 2022 as Omicron Spreads
Matthew Arrojas
December 20, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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Department of Education to Expand Options for Students Defrauded by Colleges
Matthew Arrojas
December 20, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Changes Proposed for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Matthew Arrojas
December 15, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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Remote GI Bill® Recipients to Lose Part of Housing Allowance
Matthew Arrojas
December 15, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Education Department’s Income-Driven Repayment Plan Draws Criticism
Matthew Arrojas
December 10, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Dem Senators Ask Biden to Extend Student Loan Payment Pause
Matthew Arrojas
December 9, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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Biden’s Universal Pre-K Plan Could Help More Parents Pursue College Degree
Matthew Arrojas
December 8, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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New Rules Could Cancel Federal Student Loans for Students of Closed Colleges
Matthew Arrojas
December 7, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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New Mask, Booster Mandates Possible As Colleges Prep for Omicron
Matthew Arrojas
December 6, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Recommended DACA Rules Provide ‘Certainty’ for Dreamers in College
Matthew Arrojas
December 3, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Bill Would Extend SNAP to College Students, Fight Food Insecurity
Matthew Arrojas
December 1, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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Warren Questions New Student Loan Servicer’s ‘Checkered’ Past
Matthew Arrojas
November 24, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Two Bootcamps Just Earned Accreditation. Here’s Why It Matters.
Matthew Arrojas
November 23, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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Students at For-Profit Colleges Excluded From Biden Pell Expansion
Matthew Arrojas
November 19, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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International Student Enrollment Plummeted During Pandemic
Matthew Arrojas
November 16, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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Howard University Student Protesters Reach Agreement With Administration
Matthew Arrojas
November 16, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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Build Back Better Includes Funds for College Completion Programs
Matthew Arrojas
November 15, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Can Higher Ed Eliminate Race and Income As Predictors of Student Success?
Matthew Arrojas
November 12, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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New Bill Would Extend GI Bill® Benefits to Descendants of Black WWII Veterans
Matthew Arrojas
November 11, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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Senators Call for Streamlined Student Debt Relief, Loan Forgiveness
Matthew Arrojas
November 9, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
HBCUs, Other Minority-Serving Institutions to Get $10B Through Build Back Better
Matthew Arrojas
November 5, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Biden Budget Bill Aims to Boost Pell Grants
Matthew Arrojas
November 3, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Free Community College Cut Frustrates Higher Ed Advocates
Matthew Arrojas
November 1, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Campus Pride: 180 U.S. College Campuses “Unsafe” for LGBTQ+ Students
Matthew Arrojas
October 27, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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Report: College Enrollment Continues Pandemic Plummet
Matthew Arrojas
October 26, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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New Bill Would Reduce Student Loan Debt, Fund Workforce Training
Matthew Arrojas
October 26, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Everything Biden Said About Higher Ed in CNN Town Hall
Matthew Arrojas
October 22, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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Howard University Students Protest Unsafe Housing Conditions
Matthew Arrojas
October 21, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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Free Community College Cut From Biden’s Economic Plan
Matthew Arrojas
October 20, 2021 • ~1 Min Read