Financial aid

For-profits seek legislative overhaul of gainful employment as bureaucratic review unfolds

Biggest for-profit college trade group isn't waiting for favorable outcome from Department of Education's rule-making process.

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.

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.

New study demonstrates rise of tuition discounting and diminishing returns

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Net tuition revenue per full-time equivalent student decreased after unrestricted tuition discount rates hit 28.7 percent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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