Financial aid

Congress and White House appear to back return of year-round Pell in upcoming budget bill

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Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House appear poised to bring back year-round Pell Grant eligibility, which the Obama administration and Congress nixed in 2012 over cost concerns.

Report suggests student debt doesn't always stop home buyers

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York study suggests student loans don't play a major role in limiting borrowers' ability to buy a home later.

IRS tool for financial aid applicants could be down until next aid cycle

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After briefings with congressional committees, federal agencies deliver more bad news on the status of the IRS data retrieval tool.

Proposed U.S. budget would imperil Pell and low-income students, critics say

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By cutting a third of program's surplus and slashing other aid programs, Trump administration's first budget would imperil college access, advocates argue.

Replicating Tennessee's approach to free community college takes money and more

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As Tennessee’s Promise program expands to include adult students, other community college scholarship programs are figuring out how to replicate its success.

Liberty and Bob Jones Universities may run afoul of Obama Title IX protections for LGBT students

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Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.

Consensus forms on loan policies among conservative thinkers

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Right-leaning policy thinkers push agenda to simplify loan system, inject bigger role for private lenders. But proposals to eliminate PLUS loans likely to draw opposition from advocacy groups.

University of Kentucky moving away from merit aid

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University of Kentucky seeks to drastically shift its aid strategy to improve retention, rolling back the use of funds for top students who can afford to pay.

Rich students flock to elite colleges, study finds, but graduating college levels playing field

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Access to certain colleges has a lot to do with income, new study finds, but graduating college levels the playing field for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Feds' data error inflated loan repayment rates on the College Scorecard

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Final Friday release by the Obama administration's Education Department corrects a substantial error in loan repayment rates on consumer web tool.


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