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

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

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.

Trump budget protected institutional aid for black colleges but not programs that help black college students

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Institutional aid was preserved in White House budget. But several programs facing significant cuts serve disproportionate numbers of minority students -- at HBCUs and elsewhere.

Trump's work-study proposal causes a stir

Many experts on the program agree it needs changing with a greater emphasis on low-income students. But few agree that the large cut being sought by the Trump administration will help.

Proposed U.S. budget would imperil Pell and low-income students, critics say

By cutting a third of program's surplus and slashing other aid programs, Trump administration's first budget would imperil college access, advocates argue.

Sharp growth of California's free community college programs

While California considers a plan to cut tuition and lower the cost of going to college, more than 50 local free two-year initiatives are popping up across the state.

Repeal of Affordable Care Act could create new obstacles for low-income students

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Key coverage requirements would disappear under Republican alternative to Obamacare, and academic medicine could take a hit as well.

Questions linger about NYU affordability plan

NYU’s push to help students graduate in under four years leaves questions about who it helps and how much of a difference it can make at one of the country’s most expensive universities.

Replicating Tennessee's approach to free community college takes money and more

As Tennessee’s Promise program expands to include adult students, other community college scholarship programs are figuring out how to replicate its success.

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