A pledge for student loan borrowers to stop paying back their loans has emerged from the Occupy movement, causing concern in some quarters.
Tax credits for tuition grew explosively from 2008 to 2009. But unlike Pell Grants, the tax expenditures appear to be off the table in discussions about cutting federal financial aid.
Student debt has emerged as a major focus of the protests. Some worry that prospective students are hearing the wrong message -- while others see important shifts in the political debate about borrowing.
A group of associations has charged the Education Department with asking colleges to comply with a new rule before it was ever published.
Louisville seminary, concerned about debt burden for graduates entering low-paying fields, will give full scholarships to all master's students by 2015.
A study of 300 four-year colleges and universities find that many do not make disclosures required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
Cooper Union debate about charging tuition points to the challenges of maintaining tuition-free higher education.
Admissions group invites a critic to address its members, who get an earful about policies that disadvantage low-income students. But campus leaders earn more blame.
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