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House Republicans again propose 10-year freeze on Pell Grant maximum award

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In attempt to balance the federal budget, House Republicans are again proposing that the maximum grant award remain at its current level for a decade. 

Obama administration will create student loan complaint system, centralized payments for borrowers

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President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at improving and centralizing the customer service experience of borrowers with federal student loans.

Alexander says Congress will pass Higher Ed Act this year, backs plan to cut regulations on colleges

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As colleges press their case for reducing federal requirements, a top Republican says he's committed to finishing a rewrite of the Higher Education Act this year.

Student activists call for ‘debt strike’ against federal loans they incurred at the embattled Corinthian Colleges

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Student activists refuse to pay federal loans incurred at the embattled for-profit education company and call on the Department of Education for greater borrower relief. 

Bernie Sanders calls for two tuition-free years of all public colleges and universities

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Senator Sanders, the Vermont independent and possible 2016 presidential contender, calls on Congress to boost federal higher ed spending to allow states to slash public college tuition in half.

As policy makers push FAFSA simplification, colleges and states worry about lost data

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How many questions are really needed? And how many just confuse?

Obama administration Pay As You Earn expansion will cost $9 billion

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Budget documents show Obama's planned expansion of his Pay As You Earn plan will add $9 billion to already-rising long-term cost of federal student loans.

Obama seeks to boost higher education spending and proposes some loan reforms that have bipartisan appeal

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Budget details president's signature higher ed proposals -- free community college, Pell bonuses for colleges and expanded tax credits -- and some student aid reforms with bipartisan appeal. 

White House retreat on 529 savings plan changes illustrates the politics of higher ed tax breaks

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White House's retreat on plan to hike taxes on college savings plans underscores support for higher education tax credits, which many researchers criticized as disproportionately helping the wealthy.

Obama's higher education plan for the end of his term

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The White House adds to its lengthy list of proposals for higher education, but faces long odds in Congress for most of the agenda.

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