Financial aid

Federal spending protects most vulnerable students from state disinvestment, study finds

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Low-income and nondependent students have been protected from state disinvestment in higher education during the last two decades because of increasing federal aid spending, a new study finds.

Bill Clinton speechifies on Hillary Clinton's plans for debt-free public college

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Bill Clinton hits the stump this week to make the case for Hillary Clinton's college affordability plan, criticizing states' "underfunding" of public higher education.

As federal loan forgiveness jumps, Education Department may require more risky colleges to post letters of credit

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Education Department may soon tell more colleges to set aside money to cover federal loan discharges and other costs in case institutions collapse or become financially strapped.

Why colleges use financial aid to attract wealthier students

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The number of Pell recipients a college enrolls doesn't tell the whole story, a report says. Institutional aid and how much low-income students end up paying also matters.

Ben Carson to advise Trump campaign on education

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Donald Trump says Ben Carson will play a "big role" advising the Trump campaign on education. So what has the retired neurosurgeon said about higher education?

Obama adviser who shaped higher education policies is leaving White House

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James Kvaal helped shape the administration’s sweeping higher education policies.

Jeb Bush unveils higher education plan with focus on federal loan overhaul

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The Republican presidential hopeful wants to gut the federal student loan programs -- and replace them with a federal income-based financing system.

New ID requirements for federal aid may discourage some low-income students

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New online identification system for federal financial aid sacrifices ease of use for security, critics say, hurting low-income students.

For-profit Westwood College won't accept new students

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After years of allegations of deceptive marketing practices, for-profit Westwood College is no longer accepting new students after another multimillion-dollar agreement with a state attorney general.

U.S. loosens part of its ban on college recruiter pay

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The Obama administration loosens part of its ban on the types of bonuses colleges may pay admissions recruiters.

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