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As part of their tax plan released Thursday, congressional Republicans want to tax college endowments - a move that would spark a fight with higher education leaders. The Republican tax bill would also eliminate most personal itemized deductions, including the one for interest on college student loans. 

Facebook is turning to Harvard for help with solving a technical problem - how to keep foreign hackers at bay.

It’s unwelcome news for students who attended defunct for-profit chains Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute. The U.S. Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans issued to those students.

Facing dwindling enrollment and financial problems, in the past year three private colleges in New England have merged out of existence.

A new report suggests that even more colleges across the country should merge before they get in financial trouble. But there are some things schools can do to stay afloat.

For the sixth consecutive year, the price American families pay for college has continued to rise and these modest increases in tuition and fees present financial challenges. The College Board, a non-profit that tracks the cost of college, finds students and families are paying more out of pocket as financial aid fails to keep pace.

Protests on college campuses across the country over racial issues continue, and don’t show any signs of letting up. 

From the University of Missouri, to Harvard Law School, students are demanding that administrators address racial issues on their campuses. 

To get a sense of what it means to be a student living on one of these campuses, WGBH’s Higher Education desk shadowed two students: a black man and a young woman. 

Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over an Obama-era rule meant to protect students and taxpayers from being defrauded by for-profit schools.

NCAA president Mark Emmert is speaking out and defending his agency, weeks after the FBI arrested ten people for accepting bribes to funnel college basketball players to agents, shoe companies and financial advisers.

Students at the University of Boston say fewer courses and faculty are making it increasingly difficult to graduate on time and with less debt.

Two years ago, schools started giving scholarship athletes modest stipends to meet the rest of their expenses. These stipends are not paychecks, but some schools don't offer them for philosophical reasons.

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