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State aid program changes debated in several capitals

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In several states, proposals seek to curb or end expensive grant programs that aren’t going to those who are most in need.

White House budget includes tens of billions in cuts to student aid and research

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White House plan confirms drastic cuts to many programs while proposing to substantially alter loan programs.

Reported details of Trump budget include big cuts to financial aid

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Details leaked about forthcoming budget include large cuts to college aid programs and end Public Service Loan Forgiveness and subsidized loan programs. Other leaks point to new proposals to cut science.

Mills College declares "financial emergency" and plans layoffs and curricular reform

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College announces layoffs (likely including tenured professors) and plans for curricular reform -- amid a deficit that has grown to $9 million.

Burlington College campus purchase still coming back to haunt Jane Sanders

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Burlington College closed last year, but controversy still swirls over reports of a federal investigation into land deal by a former president, Jane Sanders, wife of Bernie -- an investigation allegedly sparked by a prominent Republican.

Private colleges and universities increase tuition discounting again in 2016-17

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The average first-time, full-time tuition discount rate edged even closer to 50 percent in 2016-17 as net tuition revenue and enrollment struggled.

Holy Cross of Indiana assures students after email brought up idea of closure

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As students worry in the wake of email speculating on closure of Holy Cross in Indiana, board chair says he is not concerned about the college closing in the near future.

Omnibus budget deal maintains programs hit with drastic cuts in Trump budget

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In restoring year-round Pell Grants and boosting research and other programs targeted for major cuts in White House's 2018 blueprint, 2017 budget deal suggests Congress's disinclination to embrace Trump approach.

Report finds growth but volatility in online education market

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Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds.

New study demonstrates rise of tuition discounting and diminishing returns

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Net tuition revenue per full-time equivalent student decreased after unrestricted tuition discount rates hit 28.7 percent.

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