November 29, 2017
Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) and proposals to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The following is a statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos:
“Washington has been talking about simplifying the FAFSA for years, but now is the time for action. Students and schools have demanded and truly deserve a better, simpler process.
November 29, 2017U.S. Department of Education Announces Vision to Transform Federal Student Aid, Improve Customer Service
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) took an important next step in fulfilling the promise of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to transform the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families.
November 28, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Michigan's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
"Michigan's plan meets the statutory requirements. As such, I have approved it," said Secretary DeVos. "I thank the U.S. Department and Michigan Department of Education for their hard work in ensuring the plan complied with the law."
November 8, 2017
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to observe the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local leaders how the Department of Education can best assist in those efforts.