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Congressional deal on spending would modestly boost student aid and research, restore 'ability-to-benefit' program

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Compromise would modestly fund student aid programs and scientific research. It would also restore the “ability to benefit” program. 

Feds respond to criticism of bid by ECMC to buy most of Corinthian

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Education Department defends sale of 56 Corinthian College campuses to ECMC, saying guarantee agency's purchase will help 40,000 students, many of whom are close to graduation.

At second higher ed summit, Obama administration mixes praise and accountability

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The summit underscores a tension in the Obama administration’s higher ed approach: how to promote colleges' and universities' successes while holding them more accountable. 

Ahead of 2nd higher ed summit, White House announces new commitments for low-income students

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White House again convenes hundreds of college leaders for a summit on low-income students. This time around administration broadens guest list -- and throws in tickets to National Christmas Tree lighting. 

Obama administration seeks to cut off some aid to poorly performing teacher prep programs

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Obama administration's proposed regulation would cut off TEACH Grant eligibility to poorly performing programs at colleges and universities.

Guaranty agency buys most of crumbling for-profit Corinthian Colleges in U.S.

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Half of Corinthian Colleges goes nonprofit, as loan guarantor ECMC will buy 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses. Critics say the purchase doesn't do nearly enough for students or to prevent conflicts of interest.

Enrollment numbers grew during recession but graduation rates slipped

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More students enrolled in college when the recession began, new data from the National Student Clearinghouse show, but a smaller percentage graduated within six years.

Report shows slowdown of tuition increases, education borrowing

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College Board's annual reports give evidence that rising tuition prices and college debt may not go on forever. Tuition increases are slowing, as education borrowing declines slightly.

What a Republican-led Congress means for higher education policy

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A new Republican majority in the Senate may help colleges reduce regulatory burden -- but may also portend tough budget battles over funding for student aid and research. 

Obama administration has helped weaken and change the for-profit industry

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The final gainful employment rules have plenty of critics, but it's undeniable that the Obama administration has made a difference with its five-year crackdown on for-profits.

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