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Grinnell, one of the country's wealthiest colleges, questions sustainability of financial aid

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Grinnell College, one of the wealthiest liberal arts colleges, says its current financial aid policy is unsustainable, raising questions for other need-blind institutions. 

Pell spending declines despite growth in grant recipients

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Federal spending on the biggest student grant program surprisingly declines by $2.2 billion, even as numbers of recipients increased. But a sword still hangs over the program.

GOP platform is harshly critical of higher education

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GOP's party platform calls out colleges for political and scientific bias, as well as out of control tuition hikes. It also takes a hard line on immigration and affirmative action.

Sociologists examine patterns of student debt, gender and class

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Sociologists' research on different borrowing patterns of men and women, and of those from different wealth levels, illustrate ways that opportunity may be endangered.

Strayer's scholarship and tuition discounting by for-profit colleges

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Strayer offers big new scholarships, with tuition savings of as much as 30 percent. Will for-profits begin discounting tuition to cope with declining enrollment and federal scrutiny?

New effort to gear federal financial aid programs to college completion

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As part of larger Gates Foundation effort, new panel aims to reimagine federal aid design and delivery to improve student outcomes. The effort is stoking suspicions.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issues report on private student lending

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau urges Congress to reconsider bankruptcy discharges for private student loans and provides an overview of the lending market in a report to Congress.

Data show student borrowers over 30 a growing population

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Data from the New York Fed show student borrowers are increasingly over 40, including some still paying back their own loans while borrowing for their children's education.

Cornell restores loans for those with family incomes above $60,000

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Cornell pulls back from its aid policy, restoring some borrowing for new students with family incomes of $60,000 to $75,000. Will more colleges follow?

U.S. judge invalidates federal rule governing college vocational programs

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Federal court finds that Education Dept. lacked adequate justification for one key measure in new regulations.

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