Decline in key program for poor is among worrisome aid trends in annual survey on college costs, which again outpace inflation.
Most states still haven't restored funding levels in real dollars to where they were before 2001 downturn, report says.
Report chides publishers for alleged role in limiting the used book market.
A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.
States turn away from caps that have led to appropriations cuts for colleges; many bond plans win approval, with huge California measure ahead.
Strapped for cash to pay for faculty and constrained by lawmakers from raising tuition, president of U. of Florida devises a $1,000 academic “charge.”
Margaret Spellings says higher ed must change because parents can't find basic information. What if it exists -- often on her own Web site?
Researchers find that the quality of lower division courses may have more impact than students realize.
So much for the idea that stipends pay for graduate school. As deans gathered in Washington for the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools, one topic of concern buzzing through the air was how much borrowing students must do these days.
Incoming chair of House education committee addresses -- quite generally -- higher ed issues for the year ahead.
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