Congress takes up key bills for colleges and students, with action on student aid legislation looming in Senate.
Proposals to punish colleges based on rate of tuition increase will hurt public colleges and spare many pricey institutions, study finds.
Advocates hope that measure to help undocumented students, cast aside when immigration bill died, may have another path to passage.
As Senate takes up massive student aid bill, close vote is expected on amendment that would ease cuts in subsidies for loan companies.
With backers of budget bill framing choice starkly, lawmakers reject measure that would have softened cuts to loan providers.
As Senate debates student aid measure, crackdown on illegal file sharing is softened and amendments fly on private loans and earmarks.
Higher Education Act bill that would reshape student loan programs passes 95-0. But some aid experts question how much major elements would really help students.
House and Senate negotiators reach compromise on measure authorizing increased research spending and new education programs.
Committee's hearing touches on how much of universities' holdings get spent each year, how they invest in hedge funds and other tax-related issues.
Or you may also invite the wrath of Congress. A House Republican seeks to cut off federal aid to Columbia University over speech by Iran's president.
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