Budget

Big Savings From Loan Proposal

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Congressional Budget Office projects eliminating guaranteed loan program will save $94 billion, double the White House estimate.

Cautious Backing for Obama Plan

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Most higher ed associations sign letter urging Congress to ensure Pell Grant funding, despite reservations about eliminating guaranteed loan program.

Competing Completion Initiatives

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Educators lobby Congress to approve President’s $2.5 billion College Access and Completion Fund, as they compare and contrast varying state efforts that would benefit from federal dollars.

No Community College Left Behind

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Think tank calls for government to double its financial commitment to two-year institutions and ensure they receive just as much money to stimulate innovation as four-year institutions.

Budget Cut or Logical Inevitability?

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Minority serving colleges jeer Obama administration's plan to let temporary funding lapse, calling it "missed opportunity." But isn't "one time" money supposed to end?

Yellow Light on Student Loan Reform

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Congress's compromise budget resolution clears way for White House plan to push restructuring of student financial aid -- but signals lawmakers' skepticism of ending role for private and state lenders.

Help Wanted for New Graduates

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New coalition will focus on the economic plight of those finishing college during the recession.

Help From the House

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Largest of Democrat-sponsored spending bills, reflecting favoring of social programs seen as shortchanged during Bush years, would lift funds for NIH, Pell and AmeriCorps.

You Already Got Yours

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In drafting 2010 spending bill for education and health programs, U.S. Senate panel de-emphasizes priorities (such as Pell Grants and biomedical research) that fared well in economic stimulus measure.

Wanted: Obama's Help

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WASHINGTON – The leader of a major public university system called on President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to do more to accomplish the White House’s goal of seeing the United States lead the world in postsecondary educational attainment by 2020.

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