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Republican senators raise doubts about White House budget proposal

Republicans take issue with deep cuts proposed in White House budget during appropriations hearing with Betsy DeVos. She appears open to ending the release of the names of colleges seeking Title IX religious exemptions.

White House budget includes tens of billions in cuts to student aid and research

White House plan confirms drastic cuts to many programs while proposing to substantially alter loan programs.

State aid program changes debated in several capitals

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In several states, proposals seek to curb or end expensive grant programs that aren’t going to those who are most in need.

Reported details of Trump budget include big cuts to financial aid

Details leaked about forthcoming budget include large cuts to college aid programs and end Public Service Loan Forgiveness and subsidized loan programs. Other leaks point to new proposals to cut science.

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With interagency panel launched under Obama no longer active, observers see a Department of Education less interested in leading oversight of for-profit college sector.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

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