Senators agree tuition can't keep growing, though their ideas differ on how to address the problem.
Federal panel appears to have rejected idea of decoupling accreditation and financial aid eligibility, favoring less-dramatic changes to quality assurance system.
The government investigator releases a potentially damaging investigation of for-profits, but its impact may be lessened because of a flawed previous investigation.
The Congressional "super committee" announced Monday that it could not agree on deficit reduction, setting the stage for automatic spending cuts in 2013.
Obama proposes changing income-based repayment and pushing students to consolidate their loans -- part of a campaign to work around lawmakers.
The broad authority of the deficit "super committee," and its secrecy, have presented challenges for college groups hoping to protect student aid, research and other higher ed priorities.
The U.S. Senate is flirting with policies that could harm for-profit colleges' success with veterans and active-duty military students.
A Senate panel approved an Education Department budget that would sustain the maximum Pell Grant in part by ending subsidized interest during student loans' grace period.
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