Budget

2010 Appropriations, By the Numbers

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As Senate panel completes work on its spending bill for health, education and labor programs, boundaries are generally set for outlook for higher education.

Appropriations as an Afterthought

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With college lobbyists awaiting action on student loan reform, passage of 2010 spending bills get little attention. A quick review of what's in them.

Renewed Push on Pell

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Obama budget for 2011, to be released today, will call for raising maximum grant to $5,710 and making program an entitlement.

Fleshing Out the Federal Budget

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Obama administration details 2010 spending plan unveiled in February, which would increase and lock in Pell Grant funding and double spending on basic science over a decade.

Science Funding Gets a Boost

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Obama administration's proposed 2011 budget would add $3.3 billion for scientific research, including an extra $1 billion for the NIH.

What Now for Student Aid Bill?

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Democrats' plan to consider health care legislation through "budget reconciliation" process has implications for student loan reform -- not all of them good.

The Shrunken Student Aid Bill

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With Congress set to take up health measure, Democrats strip community college funds, accountability provisions and more from loan overhaul.

Colleges and the Governors' Races

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With state budget shortfalls likely to hit $180 billion in 2011, the incoming governors -- a potentially record-size pool of brand-new state chiefs -- will have a lot to take on when they take office in January. Jobs and the economy have dwarfed all other campaign issues, and higher education -- despite its link to economic development -- is unlikely to be a focal point in this year’s elections.

Is Higher Ed Ready to Change?

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INDIANAPOLIS -- One's perception of how widely colleges and universities have embraced the necessity and inevitability of fundamental transformative change -- in how the institutions educate students, how they finance themselves, etc. -- is likely to depend on which sorts of higher education conferences he or she attends.

The Senate's Budget Approach

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WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders on Tuesday unveiled an omnibus spending bill to fund the government's operations for the 2011 fiscal year that they say would sustain the maximum Pell Grant at $5,550 (staving off a threatened cut by funding an existing shortfall) and boost funds for the National Institutes of Health by $750 million over the 2010 level.

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