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Local undocumented students eligible for federal pandemic assistance, Biden administration rules

Local undocumented students eligible for federal pandemic assistance, Biden administration rules

UPDATED: 8:03 a.m.

The new rule reverses a widely criticized interpretation by the Trump administration of eligibility for billions of dollars in aid for costs associated with the pandemic. It will also likely lead to the end of a lawsuit brought in Eastern Washington by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who sued President Donald Trump's Education Department last year alleging the exclusion of so-called "Dreamers" exceeded the agency's authority. 

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Local undocumented students eligible for federal pandemic assistance, Biden administration rules

UPDATED: Wed., May 12, 2021

The new rule reverses a widely criticized interpretation by the Trump administration of eligibility for billions of dollars in aid for costs associated with the pandemic. It will also likely lead to the end of a lawsuit brought in Eastern Washington by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who sued President Donald Trump's Education Department last year alleging the exclusion of so-called "Dreamers" exceeded the agency's authority. 

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North Idaho College’s accreditation at risk as commission investigates Board of Trustees conduct

North Idaho College holds regional accreditation status from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Losing that status could mean lost federal funding, ineligibility to offer specialized accreditation programs and the inability to guarantee to students that their credits would transfer to another institution, according to North Idaho College officials.