June 2, 2021Statement from the U.S. Department of Education on the Status of Recognition of Nine Accrediting Agencies and Withdrawal of Recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
"Today the Department of Education's (ED) Senior Department Official (SDO) informed nine accreditors about the status of their recognition. The following agencies were approved for renewal of recognition for five years:
March 19, 2021U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional Assistance for Students and Institutions Through HEERF Grant Program and Expanded SNAP Benefits
To provide ongoing relief from the COVID-19 emergency and implement provisions in the American Rescue Plan recently signed by President Biden, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is announcing additional benefits, outreach, flexibilities, and guidance to assist students, federal student aid applicants, and institutions of higher educations.
February 23, 2021Education Department Amplifies USDA Expansion of SNAP Benefits to Help Students Pursuing Postsecondary Education During Pandemic
As part of its ongoing efforts to ease the economic burden on millions of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education—in collaboration with the U.S.
December 9, 2016
On March 23, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia remanded to the Secretary the December 12, 2016 decision of then-Secretary John King withdrawing the recognition of ACICS. On April 3, 2018, Secretary DeVos ordered further review of the agency's petition. Below are updated resources related to this ongoing review:
May 6, 2016
October 25, 2013White House Fact Sheet on the President’s Plan to Make College More Affordable: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class