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Making a case in the streets for federal support for science

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Researchers, academics say communicating about importance of federal funding key to march success.

New York's free-tuition plan leaves private colleges uncertain about the future

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New York's private colleges and universities don't know what to expect under the state's free tuition program for students attending public colleges.

New York State reaches deal to provide free tuition for SUNY and CUNY students

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SUNY and CUNY students from families with incomes up to $125,000 will not pay tuition. But some aid experts are alarmed by requirement that graduates stay in state for same number of years they receive the benefit.

Congress and White House appear to back return of year-round Pell in upcoming budget bill

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Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House appear poised to bring back year-round Pell Grant eligibility, which the Obama administration and Congress nixed in 2012 over cost concerns.

Sanders, Democratic colleagues introduce new free-college bill

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The Vermont senator’s proposal includes free tuition and fees at public universities for all students with family income up to $125,000 and would cut student loan interest rates in half.

Report suggests student debt doesn't always stop home buyers

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York study suggests student loans don't play a major role in limiting borrowers' ability to buy a home later.

IRS tool for financial aid applicants could be down until next aid cycle

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After briefings with congressional committees, federal agencies deliver more bad news on the status of the IRS data retrieval tool.

Questions about efficacy of college prep programs as White House vows evidence-based cuts

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White House promises proposed cuts to college-prep programs will be guided by evidence. But past attempts to evaluate the programs have been beset by controversy.

Repeal of Obama's higher education regulations won't be swift process for GOP

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Republicans swept to power after years of complaints about the Obama administration's crackdown on for-profit colleges. But only tentative steps to roll back regulations have followed, and two major rules could be headed for a drawn-out negotiation process.

Study shows how price sensitive students are in selecting colleges

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About 40 percent of students who decided not to go to their college or university of first choice cited reasons related to costs.

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