A new report on rethinking financial aid calls for splitting the main federal need-based-aid program in two, with one grant for adult students and another for traditional-age students.
Examining the results of the Gates Foundation's efforts to change the conversation around federal financial aid.
In many ways, President Obama's re-election represents a continuation. But he has already hinted at some of his higher education plans for his second term.
Changes to grant eligibility are hitting transfer students, and returning dropouts, particularly hard.
Federal spending on the biggest student grant program surprisingly declines by $2.2 billion, even as numbers of recipients increased. But a sword still hangs over the program.
As part of larger Gates Foundation effort, new panel aims to reimagine federal aid design and delivery to improve student outcomes. The effort is stoking suspicions.
The Department of Education admits failing to include black students in its calculation of loan repayment rates in run-up to gainful employment. The mistake will fuel for-profit claims of unfair treatment by feds.
Community college enrollment drops slightly, but two-year institutions remain crowded after years of record growth.
A budget compromise would slightly increase funding for the National Institutes of Health and change eligibility for the largest federal grant program for college students.
Newly released estimates from the Congressional Budget Office say the Pell Grant is on better fiscal footing than expected, postponing the funding crisis.
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