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Budget deal provides additional funds for education, research programs

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Congress passes a 2016 spending and tax bill that blows away caps on discretionary spending to fund more student aid and health research.

Proportion of college graduates with 'excessive' debt is growing

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An analysis finds a steady rise in the proportion of college graduates paying too high a percentage of their annual income to repay student loan debt.

Senators strike deal to revive expired Perkins Loan Program, with changes

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Bipartisan agreement would renew the expired loan program for two years -- but with some new eligibility restrictions that concern colleges.

As he takes on traditional higher education, Rubio runs on policy wonkery

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In the Senate, Marco Rubio delved into the weeds of higher education policy. Now he’s taking his reform push out on the campaign trail, where he is the lone GOP candidate talking about higher ed.

Obama administration pushes transparency to prod accreditors

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Obama administration announces modest executive actions aimed at forcing accreditors to focus more on student outcomes -- and urges Congress to impose more sweeping changes.

New College Board report shows continued borrowing decline and slow net price increase

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The tuition hikes and high federal borrowing and default rates that hit higher education in the recession's wake continue to stabilize and diminish, according to the College Board. 

Average student debt rose in 2014 (and grew by more than half over a decade)

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Annual report finds a 2 percent uptick in undergraduates' student loan burdens, and a 56 percent increase over 10 years.

Federal watchdog seeks information from a national accreditor about for-profit colleges

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau files an investigative demand with a national accreditor that recognizes hundreds of for-profits.

Arne Duncan's higher ed legacy

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The long-serving education secretary expanded Pell Grants, encouraged experimentation, cracked down on for-profit colleges and took federal regulation into uncharted waters.

Student loan defaults drop as Obama admin again tweaks rates

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The share of students defaulting on their federal loans within three years fell this year, as the Obama administration again made a controversial tweak to the default rates in ways that helped some colleges.

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