Pell Grants

Budget Bill Advances in Senate

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Appropriations panel backs plan to raise NIH spending by $1 billion but keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050.

Imperfect (Yet Successful?) Bill

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House Higher Ed Act legislation has something for everyone to like and dislike.

Advice for the Senate

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College groups offer suggestions on how to improve on the House's Higher Ed Act legislation.

The Senate's Higher Ed Act

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The U.S. Senate's education committee will convene today to take up its version of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act -- a bill that most college lobbyists prefer to the version passed in July by the parallel panel in the House of Representatives.

Next Step for the Higher Ed Act

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With legislative picture muddied by Katrina, Senate panel makes fast work of its version of key bill.

Drug Law Denies Aid to Thousands

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Study finds that provision on prior convictions of college students withholds $150 million in Pell Grants and loans each year.

Senate Backs Budget for NIH, Student Aid

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In lean year for colleges, measure would sustain key programs but provide few increases beyond biomedical research.

Student Aid Raid Continues, Colleges Say

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Lobbyists object to Congressional proposal to use Pell Grant surplus for non-college programs.

Bad Budget News for College Programs

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Compromise spending bill would keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050 and freeze most other student aid programs.

House Rejects Education Budget Bill

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22 Republicans vote with Democrats on measure that college groups staunchly opposed, but alternatives  are unpleasant.

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