In wake of president's ambitious college ratings proposal, higher ed groups -- despite concerns about potential impact of the amorphous plan -- generally take a wait-and-see approach.
The Obama Plan
This week President Obama will unveil plan to make college affordable, promising tough love for some in higher education "business." But will his proposals go anywhere?
With concurrent hearings, Congress takes the first tentative steps toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.
Yes, student loan debt is a major problem, but the proposals offered by both President Obama and Senate Republicans won't solve it, writes Aaron Smith.
By providing data on colleges' "average net price," the Obama administration's College Scorecard has replaced one not-very-useful indicator (sticker price) with another, writes Abigail Seldin.
In his State of the Union address and accompanying documents, the president calls for changing accreditation to focus more on college prices and "value."
Newly released estimates from the Congressional Budget Office say the Pell Grant is on better fiscal footing than expected, postponing the funding crisis.
Drawing on 50 years of studies, two economists urge policy makers to simplify delivery and design and link aid to performance in college -- conclusions other scholars challenge.
With more institutions cutting adjunct hours as new health care requirements approach, higher education officials are pushing for more guidance from the government on what to do.