ED will launch new pilot program allowing colleges to limit student borrowing
The Trump administration plans to roll out a new pilot program that would give colleges the power to limit the amount of money their students can borrow from the federal government and allow schools to use federal student loans to fund private financing products or income-share agreements.

New West Virginia community college students up 10% after free tuition passed
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Collectively, community colleges saw 3,020 first-time freshmen this fall, the highest since 2016, when there were about 3,290. West Virginia’s overall population and college-going rates have been decreasing year after year.

Midyear budget cuts at Idaho’s colleges and universities: What we know
Several of Idaho’s community colleges and universities will trim payroll costs to meet Gov. Brad Little’s request for midyear spending cuts.

Commentary: Building a pathway for all at community colleges
New Hampshire Union Leader
The success of community colleges is due to leaders who constantly ask themselves, “What else can we do for our students and for our community?” writes Susan Huard, president of Manchester Community College in New Hampshire.

Changes sought to Mississippi law on college trustees
Associated Press
A college president and supervisors in a northeast Mississippi county want changes to a law that revised how trustees are appointed for community colleges.

Minnesota nonprofit and technical college make instruments affordable for young musicians
Star Tribune
Playing an instrument is an expensive endeavor, but help is on the way for families that have a tough time finding the $20 to $40 a month in their budget for rental fees.

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