The Obama Plan

The Obama Plan
Jan 09, 2015
Obama unveils outline of federal matching grant proposal that would seek to make two years of community college free nationwide.

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June 9, 2015

Obama administration announces debt relief for tens of thousands of former Corinthian students -- and possibly many more students at that college and others.

January 12, 2015

Obama's free tuition plan is a hit among community college leaders, but some experts worry about details and whether the money could be more targeted.

January 9, 2015

Obama unveils outline of federal matching grant proposal that would seek to make two years of community college free nationwide.

August 30, 2013

In wake of president's ambitious college ratings proposal, higher ed groups -- despite concerns about potential impact of the amorphous plan -- generally take a wait-and-see approach.

August 21, 2013

This week President Obama will unveil plan to make college affordable, promising tough love for some in higher education "business." But will his proposals go anywhere?

April 17, 2013

With concurrent hearings, Congress takes the first tentative steps toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.

April 12, 2013

Yes, student loan debt is a major problem, but the proposals offered by both President Obama and Senate Republicans won't solve it, writes Aaron Smith.

February 25, 2013

By providing data on colleges' "average net price," the Obama administration's College Scorecard has replaced one not-very-useful indicator (sticker price) with another, writes Abigail Seldin.

February 13, 2013

In his State of the Union address and accompanying documents, the president calls for changing accreditation to focus more on college prices and "value."

February 7, 2013

Newly released estimates from the Congressional Budget Office say the Pell Grant is on better fiscal footing than expected, postponing the funding crisis.

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