Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Aggressive Tack on Accreditation Rules

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U.S. proposes regulatory changes that could force agencies to set minimum standards for colleges on student learning.

Calm Amid the Storm

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As student loan scandal swirls, House hearing largely focuses on the nuts and bolts of making college more affordable.

Budget Deal Raises Odds of Pell Increase

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Congressional Democrats' maneuver clears way for big cuts to lenders and more aid for students.

Congress Talks About Teacher Prep

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Higher education subcommittee discusses how to better target investments in teacher education and quality.

Next Chapter on Textbooks

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As U.S. panel calls for online collaboration to provide lower-cost options, debate continues on the appropriate federal role.

An Ambitious Student Aid Bill

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House legislation would benefit students, cost lenders billions, and punish colleges that raise their prices too much.

Lenders' Labors Lost

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"Thank you for considering signing on to the attached group letter, which encourages Congress to continue making higher education accessible and affordable using the widest range of government- and private-sector loan programs and partnerships," the handwritten letter begins.

The Competition to Aid Students

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As House panel backs $19 billion financial aid bill, Democrats and Republicans argue over who would most help needy students.

Price Controls or Transparency?

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Proposed reporting requirements on college costs renew debate over what motivates institutions to economize.

Interpreting the Sunshine Act

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Trustees' group says student loan reform bill would bar presidents and board members from bank boards, but others disagree.

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