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Bipartisan bill would overturn federal ban on student unit record database

Bipartisan group of senators wants to end ban on collecting data many say would help students and the public judge colleges. Opponents appear unmoved, citing privacy concerns.

Observers see demise of interagency task force used by Obama administration to monitor for-profits

With interagency panel launched under Obama no longer active, observers see a Department of Education less interested in leading oversight of for-profit college sector. State regulators may become more important.

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

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.

Making a case in the streets for federal support for science

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

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

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

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.

Report suggests student debt doesn't always stop home buyers

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.

Sanders, Democratic colleagues introduce new free-college bill

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.

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

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

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