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House bill would shield indirect research costs, increase NIH and college prep programs

In draft bill, House Republicans reject administration plan to slash research reimbursements, propose increased spending on NIH and college prep programs, and sustain AmeriCorps. Panel would take $3.3 billion from Pell surplus.

Support builds for expanding Pell eligibility to short-term certificates

Bipartisan support builds for expanding Pell Grant eligibility to short-term certificates, although some experts worry about quality control and funding.

One-third of colleges opt into new student aid program for private institutions in New York State

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Private colleges in New York State criticized Governor Cuomo’s plan to give some of their students much more aid in return for limits on tuition increases and more money from institutions. But 30 are still opting in.

Senate health-care bill is bad news for teaching hospitals and universities, groups say

Medicaid cuts in proposed Senate GOP health-care legislation would mean bigger tabs for teaching hospitals and less state support for public universities.

If you want to understand college affordability, watching "The House" may not help

In a twist on the college film, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler portray parents in need of money to pay their daughter’s college tuition. Don’t expect discussion of 529 plans or free tuition states.

'Bright line' indicators, student outcomes dominate discussion of federal accreditation panel

At meeting of federal advisory panel, some members push accreditors to set “bright lines” for colleges’ performance, while others caution against oversimplification.

University of Dayton's fixed net tuition price pans out

University of Dayton reports strong results for first class graduating under a financial aid plan keeping students' net tuition stable for four years, but considerable risks mean the idea might not always transfer well.

Education Department to hit pause on two primary Obama regulations aimed at for-profits

Trump administration will suspend borrower defense and renegotiate gainful employment, two Obama administration rules aimed at reining in for-profit colleges. Moves draw rebukes from Democrats and student advocates.

 

21,000 apply for Excelsior Scholarship over five days

New York’s much-debated free public college tuition program received 21,000 applications in five days, a quick start even as many colleges project few students will receive aid from the effort.

White House apprenticeship push will include funding and focus on alternative providers

Trump administration’s apprenticeship push will include call for up to $200 million in new funding, a less balky federal registration process and more participation by noncollege education providers.

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