Financial aid

House Dems propose billions for states and colleges, but Republicans oppose bill

House Democrats unveil a $3 trillion proposal, including tens of billions for colleges. But Senate Republicans say, "It's not going anywhere."

Small colleges get millions while other colleges struggle

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is coming under fire for spreading millions in stimulus aid to institutions with barely any students, while other colleges struggle.

University of California and Cal State to give emergency aid to DACA students

University of California and Cal State say they will give emergency grants to DACA students, after education secretary excluded them from the stimulus bill.

Senate committee was close to a deal on higher ed; then came the pandemic

Top Republican Senate aide says lawmakers were close to a deal to update the nation's main higher education law. Then the pandemic put everything on hold.

Feds begin distributing emergency grants for students affected by campus closures

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is making billions available for emergency grants to help students affected by campus closures. But colleges are still waiting for their help.

Where is the stimulus money, colleges ask?

College leaders worry about delays and technical problems with the distribution of stimulus money, but a Senate GOP aide says they should stop whining.

Disappointed college leaders and student debt advocates look to next round of stimulus

College leaders were disappointed by the Senate's stimulus proposal. But they are looking ahead to getting more in another round.

As stimulus remains in flux, Democrats push for more student debt cancelation

House Democrats are calling for at least $10,000 of each borrower's student debt to be canceled as part of the stimulus plan being negotiated in Congress.

How will for-profit colleges fare in the recession?

Are for-profit colleges poised to bounce back in the newly begun recession? Or are their glory days behind them?

Volume of loans in income-driven repayment mushrooms, with bulk of subsidies to graduate students

Almost half of federal student loans are being repaid through more generous income-driven repayment plans, new data show, with 80 percent of government subsidies now going to graduate student borrowers.


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