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How increased federal funding impacts tribal colleges and universities

Friday, November 25, 2022

A new report shows how increased federal funding during the pandemic impacted tribal colleges and universities.


A group of 11th graders in Wisconsin show the limitations of a two-party system

Thursday, November 10, 2022

A mock election in a Wisconsin government class shows the limitations of a two-party system.


You asked us about Biden's student debt relief plan. We found the answers

Friday, October 28, 2022

Where do I apply? Who qualifies? Can borrowers get a refund? NPR took the most frequently asked questions readers had about Biden's student loan relief plan and answered them.


The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program just got more flexible

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The U.S. Education Department announced plans Tuesday to permanently change the long-troubled program to grant more borrowers forgiveness. The department had already made several temporary changes.


The first Nation's Report Card since COVID shows math and reading scores are down

Monday, October 24, 2022

The test measures reading and math proficiency for fourth- and eighth-graders. It's administered every two years, but the pandemic delayed the 2021 report until now.


Appeals court temporarily blocks Biden's student debt relief plan

Saturday, October 22, 2022

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked President Biden's student debt relief plan. Prior to the ruling, applications were on track to process and erase the debt as soon as Sunday.


A federal court of appeals has temporarily blocked Biden's student loan debt relief plan

Saturday, October 22, 2022

The U.S. 8th court of appeals has temporarily blocked President Biden's student loan debt relief plan.


You can now apply for Biden's student loan relief plan. Here's how

Monday, October 17, 2022

"It's easy, it's fast," Biden said in a press conference announcing the launch, noting applications take less than 5 minutes and can be done on desktop or phone.


A win 16 years in the making for a group of student loan borrowers

Monday, October 03, 2022

Divorced borrowers who have been on the hook for their ex's student debt are finally getting the fix they need. But the Education Department's radio silence makes the win bittersweet.


Waiting for loan forgiveness, borrowers are targets for scammers

Monday, September 19, 2022

In the search for next steps on the government's loan forgiveness plan, some borrowers are finding fake emails and texts instead of real answers.


Borrowers have questions about student loan forgiveness. We have answers

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Can you get a refund on payments you made during the pandemic? How do you know if you made too much money to qualify? Answers to these questions and more.


Americans react to Biden's student loan forgiveness plan

Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Biden administration is forgiving up to $10,000 in federal student loans and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. What will that mean for future borrowers?


What to know if you're hoping for student loan cancellation

Friday, August 26, 2022

NPR's Sequoia Carrillo and Carolina Rodriguez of the Education Debt Consumer Assistance Program examine Biden's announcement and help answer some questions about how this might actually work.


Examining President Biden's student loan forgiveness program

Friday, August 26, 2022

President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan is designed to help low-income borrowers. But many will still have loans to pay off after Biden's changes.


3 things you need to know about Biden's student loan announcement

Thursday, August 25, 2022

President Biden's plan will forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt for qualifying borrowers. Here are three things you need to know.


Biden is canceling up to $10K in student loans, $20K for Pell Grant recipients

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

President Biden announced a sweeping effort to forgive up to $20,000 of federal student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients, and up to $10,000 for other borrowers making under $125,000 a year.


Keep an eye on your student's mental health this back-to-school season

Monday, August 22, 2022

From kindergartners to college students, what should parents be doing to monitor their child's mental health?


HBCUs are building a new prison-to-college pipeline

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Historically black colleges and universities are developing new pathways for formerly incarcerated people to earn a degree and transition


The U.S. government underestimated the cost of the student loan program by billions

Friday, July 29, 2022

The Education Department originally thought the student loan program would make money — instead, it's losing it. ​​That's according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.


Colleges navigate confusing legal landscapes as new abortion laws take effect

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

With abortion access changing in many states, college health centers are trying to understand their rights and responsibilities when counseling students who become pregnant.