Federal policy

No Surprises in House Spending Bill

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Appropriations Committee adopts $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award; flat funding for biomedical research is intact.

Relief for Disabled Students

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Congressional measure would provide partial exemption from 2005 crackdown on college students in subsidized housing.

Workable Internet Security Rules

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After court ruling and lots of legal analysis, higher ed groups believe many colleges won't be covered by costly regulations.

Homeland Security Monitored Students

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Documents reveal new governmental role in surveillance of campus activists.

Free For All

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With expanded federal funding for embryonic stem cell research off the table, institutions are finding their own way.

Dream Deferred

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College graduates who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children want help from Congress.

A Washington Icon Moves On

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After 37 years at center of higher ed legal and regulatory world, Shelley Steinbach to leave college group for private law practice.

Science: Lost in Space

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Three scientists who criticized NASA for moving funding away from research will no longer be offering their advice.

How the Financial Aid Flows

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Annual federal study for first time documents impact of tax breaks for college costs, which are larger for the wealthy than for the poor.

We Regret to Inform You...

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As NASA has moved money away from science, some researchers have lost money and young talent virtually overnight.

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