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2017 budget a would-be bonanza for higher ed -- but nonstarter in Congress

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Obama administration's last budget blueprint has something for everyone -- low-income students, cancer researchers, community colleges, minority-serving institutions. But it's a nonstarter in Congress.

Higher Education Act overhaul a long shot for this election year

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Lawmakers and observers alike are skeptical that the Higher Education Act will be renewed this year.

Fifteen-to-Finish campaign wins fans, stokes worries

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A campaign for students to take 15 credits a semester is growing. But some worry 15-credit course loads could become a requirement for financial aid, or might prod job-holding students to take on too much.

FTC and Education Department take action against DeVry University

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Federal Trade Commission alleges the for-profit university misled students about their employment and income prospects, and Education Department seeks to stop DeVry from making deceptive advertisements.

New Complete College America data on remediation show progress

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New report from Complete College America gives a first look at how pairing additional resources with introductory college courses can help students who need remediation.

White House plan to restore year-round Pell Grants and create a new bonus

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The Obama administration wants to bring back year-round Pell Grants and create a $300 bonus for Pell recipients who take at least 15 credits per semester.

Top Education Dept. official who worked on college ratings reflects on tenure

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A chief architect of the Obama administration’s College Scorecard and its recent executive actions on accreditation reflects on her tenure at the Education Department.

Budget deal provides additional funds for education, research programs

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Congress passes a 2016 spending and tax bill that blows away caps on discretionary spending to fund more student aid and health research.

Proportion of college graduates with 'excessive' debt is growing

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An analysis finds a steady rise in the proportion of college graduates paying too high a percentage of their annual income to repay student loan debt.

Senators strike deal to revive expired Perkins Loan Program, with changes

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Bipartisan agreement would renew the expired loan program for two years -- but with some new eligibility restrictions that concern colleges.

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