President Obama's 2015 budget request would keep most student aid and research programs level-funded, and includes several ambitious new higher education proposals -- but is probably dead on arrival.
Research nationwide was interrupted Wednesday as the federal government shutdown continued for a second day.
Higher education likely to feel only mild effects from possible government shutdown next week, but advocates for colleges are bracing for larger funding battles.
Community colleges struggle to serve a growing share of disadvantaged students, report finds, while public funding skews toward four-year institutions.
Senate votes to ban federal funding for most political science research and to restore tuition assistance to active-duty service members.
As the Senate considers a resolution to fund the federal government through the rest of the fiscal year, House Republicans propose a budget for upcoming years that would cap the Pell Grant -- a change many see as a net loss.
Mandatory budget cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1. This time, colleges fear it might actually happen, but have little idea how the cuts would be applied.
Protections for veterans lead the way in Washington's higher education accountability push, as veterans' groups and college lobbyists, while sometimes at odds, look for common ground.
If mandatory spending cuts go into effect Jan. 1, many federal higher education programs will lose about 8 percent of their funding.
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.
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