Budget

Adding Up the Damage

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To make the case for U.S. aid, higher ed groups tally cost of colleges' Katrina cleanup: over $2 billion.

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.

U.S. Support for Science Softens

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Federal obligations for research appear to flatten in 2005, NSF study finds.

Lenders Speak Out Against Cuts

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Letter to lawmakers says reductions in student loan programs would hurt students and lenders alike, limiting access to college.

Painful Weekend in Congress

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Bills contain mostly bad tidings for colleges and students, especially on loans, but funds may surface for science grants and Katrina-damaged colleges.

Senate Passes Budget Bill -- But...

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A tumultuous day may only delay passage of budget and other bills that college groups generally dislike.

Aid and Appeals on Foreign Languages

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At presidents' summit, Bush administration officials propose Fulbright expansion and ask colleges for help.

Is Higher Ed Act Renewal Dead?

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Momentum to enact key legislation may be undercut by budget measure and political climate on Capitol Hill.

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