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DENNIS LITTKY, co-founder and president of College Unbound, says the U.S. Department of Education has given the school permission to accept requests for federal financial aid from its students. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence-based College Unbound gets OK for federal student aid

PROVIDENCE – The president of College Unbound has announced that the U.S. Department of Education recently cleared the way for the nontraditional, degree-granting school...

Audit finds widespread problems with student loan oversight

PROVIDENCE – Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education that oversees the nation’s 30 million student loans, and the nine...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has granted Rhode Island $4.2 million to improve community outreach, ease access to information and create a strategic plan for early childhood development.

R.I. receives $4.2M federal grant for childhood development

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a $4.2 million federal grant to support early childhood development and education, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday.The grant,...
UNITED STATES student loan debt outstanding reached a record $1.465 trillion in November. Bloomberg News data analysis found that loans disbursed in 2012 have defaulted at a faster rate than any other loan cohort since the financial crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. student loan debt sets record, doubling since recession

NEW YORK - United States student loan debt outstanding reached a record $1.465 trillion last month and one particular set of borrowers is having a...
WHILE THE MAJORITY of public colleges and universities in New England saw double-digit increases in tuition and fee totals at two- and four-year institutions since the 2012-13 academic year, Rhode Island's results were split. The Ocean State saw a 15.5 percent increase in two-year tuition and fees (represented by the two top bar graphs) but a 9.8 percent decrease in four-year tuition and fees (represented by the two bottom bar graphs). / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Report: Tuition, fee increases at public colleges impact region; R.I. results...

PROVIDENCE – Increases in tuition and fees at public colleges and universities across the region in the past five academic years have widened the...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has given three schools in Rhode Island Blue Ribbon awards.

3 R.I. schools named 2018 Blue Ribbon schools

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, the R.I. Department of Education...
TWO RHODE ISLAND schools,have been recognized as 2018 Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education for their reduction of their environmental impact, their curriculum and their promotion of student well-being. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Two R.I. schools recognized as Green Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department...

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island schools were recognized as Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, the department announced Wednesday.The Green Ribbon...
A WASHINGTON FEDERAL court judge on Wednesday ruled that Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education's postponement of the so-called Borrower Defense rule was procedurally improper. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

Betsy DeVos loses student loan lawsuit brought by 19 States

NEW YORK - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos lost a lawsuit brought by 19 states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia, accusing...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND was awarded a Green Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education.

URI named a 2018 Green Ribbon School by U.S. Dept. of...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The University of Rhode Island was named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, the university announced Friday.The...
THREE RHODE ISLANDERS and one North Attleboro resident were named among the 161 high school seniors as 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

3 Rhode Islanders named to 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Islanders have been named among the 161 high school seniors as 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars.The 54th class of scholars was...
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