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Ed Dept Cancels Remaining Loans for Over Half Million Borrowers who Attended Corinthian. The U.S. Department of Education “announced it will discharge all remaining federal student loans borrowed to attend any campus owned or operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc. … from its founding in 1995 through its closure in April 2015,” impacting 560,000 borrowers. This $5.8 billion loan discharge is the largest single loan discharge in the history of the department. For more, please see here.
U.S. Sen. Collins Visits Maine School to Discuss Hands-On Job Training. U.S. Sen. Collins (R-ME) visited the Region Two School of Applied Technology in Houlton, Maine, where students are given the tools, access and time to learn the skills, certificates and even college credits in their future career fields. While touring the facility, Collins noted that “hands-on job training programs simultaneously open doors to good-paying jobs for students while helping to address workforce shortages by making it easier for businesses to find qualified workers.” The senator introduced the Gateways to Career Act, which supports partnerships between community and technical colleges and workforce development partners such as the Houlton school. For more, please see here.
We publish the DC Shuttle each week Congress is in session featuring higher ed news from Washington collected by the New England Council, of which NEBHE is a member. This edition is drawn from the Higher Education Update in the Council’s Weekly Washington Report of June 13, 2022. For more information, please visit: www.newenglandcouncil.com.