Federal policy

Unity on 'Incentive Compensation'

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WASHINGTON -- Education Department officials faced forceful pushback Thursday against their plan to eliminate regulatory clarifications to Congress’s 1992 ban on “incentive compensation” for admissions and financial aid officers -- and the opposition came from nonprofit and for-profit colleges alike.

New Approaches to Job Training

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Meeting on reforming the Workforce Investment Act shows no shortage of criticism or ideas.

Keeping Student Health Affordable

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Higher ed asks Congress to tweak its bill to ensure that college-based plans aren't classified as pricier "individual" policies.

Linking Debt and Income

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Education Department proposes a rule to determine whether vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment."

Resistance on Debt Proposal

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Panel balks at Education Department's draft rule introducing a loan-to-income ratio targeting high-priced, low-payoff programs.

Close on Incentive Comp

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Revision of Education Department rules on pay for recruiters inches ahead in negotiations.

Show Them the Money

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Juniata College increases alumni giving by sending all the donations to students. 

Science Funding Gets a Boost

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Obama administration's proposed 2011 budget would add $3.3 billion for scientific research, including an extra $1 billion for the NIH.

The Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution

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More colleges and universities are nearing government's 25 percent threshold of Latino enrollment, above which they qualify for additional federal funds.

A Target for Tea Partiers

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As anti-tax sentiment simmers, community college officials worry that emerging groups will threaten their funding.

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