The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, in collaboration with the state Department of Higher Education, is hosting two workshops aimed at helping the state's nearly 500 former ITT Technical Institute students left in the lurch, after the for-profit career school shut down earlier this month. But some of the former ITT students attending Tuesday's workshop said they're not satisfied with the options available.
With millions of college students struggling to pay back their student loans, federal officials are creating new protections for borrowers. The U.S. Education Department is setting higher customer service standards for companies that collect student loans.
Hampshire College -- founded 45 years ago as an experiment in alternative higher education -- will soon become home to a ‘living building,’ and the the first college in the country to generate all of its electricity from renewable energy.
In March, Sweet Briar College in rural Virginia announced that it would close because of insurmountable financial troubles. Since then, everyone in higher education has been wondering which college might be next.
On Thursday at the University of Massachusetts Boston, higher education leaders met with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to discuss ways to control the cost of college and help students graduate with less debt. WGBH's Kirk Carapezza was there:
Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland also attended yesterday's event. Listen to Kirk's extended interview with him and Senator Warren.
With tuition and fees on the rise, a poll from Monmouth University a majority of Americans think higher education is spending too much time and money on sports. Perhaps no one knows that better than Mark Schlissel, president of the . WGBH’s On Campus recently sat down with Schlissel for a rare one-on-one interview and asked him how big-time college sports impact the bottom line and identity of a major research university.