Financial aid

Education Dept. releases final version of defense to repayment loan rules

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Education Department releases regulations to protect student borrowers against fraudulent and abusive institutions. Although rules are aimed at for-profit colleges, critics say they could have repercussions for all colleges.

College price increases moderate as borrowing dips, College Board report shows

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Student borrowing drops for the fifth straight year as the rate of tuition increases slows.

State-funded student aid rises

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Grant aid grew by 5.7 percent and nongrant aid grew by more than 7 percent in 2014-15 fiscal year.

Papers call for more targeted use of state funding for public colleges

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State dollars for public higher education would go farther, prominent researchers argue, if more of it went to open-access colleges and need-based aid.

Report scrutinizes endowment spending on low-income students

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A new report suggests wealthy institutions should spend more from their endowments to help low-income students, but many campus critics say it's not so simple.

Report finds state subsidies do not favor the rich

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A new report says the wealthy do not disproportionately benefit from public subsidies, but some wonder whether low-income students get enough.

Public colleges may be responding to state performance funding by enrolling fewer low-income students

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State performance funding formulas lead to small decline in Pell revenue per student, new study finds, suggesting public colleges may be gaming formulas by enrolling fewer low-income students.

Senate education panel seems poised to confirm Obama education secretary nominee

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In a confirmation hearing, the Senate education committee seemed confident that John B. King Jr. would be approved as education secretary.

Study: Increased student aid, not faculty salaries, drives tuition up

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A new study asserts that increased student aid, not faculty salaries or state cutbacks, drives prices higher.

Temple U offers grant in exchange for students agreeing to work less, study more

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Temple hopes students will graduate earlier if they receive grants that limit them to working no more than 15 hours per week off campus.

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