Education Department

Student Aid and College Tax Credits

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Many Americans qualify for federal education tax breaks but don't use them, U.S. study finds.

U.S. Help for Students Affected by Katrina

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Education Department will ease financial aid for transferring students and waive rules, officials say.

Is College Preparation for Life? Grads Weigh In

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A decade out, 4 of 5 degree recipients say their undergraduate education prepared them for work, U.S. survey finds.

The Senate's Higher Ed Act

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The U.S. Senate's education committee will convene today to take up its version of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act -- a bill that most college lobbyists prefer to the version passed in July by the parallel panel in the House of Representatives.

Next Step for the Higher Ed Act

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With legislative picture muddied by Katrina, Senate panel makes fast work of its version of key bill.

Default Rates Fall Again

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4.5% of borrowers in 2003 failed to repay their student loans, down from 5.2% in 2002.

Few Funds for Higher Education

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Initial federal proposals for post-Katrina relief provide comparatively little for colleges and students.

The Future of Higher Ed

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U.S. education secretary forms panel to craft "national strategy" for America's college system.

What Should the U.S. Commission Do?

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Academe's rank and file join policy experts in offering advice to the new national panel on higher ed's future. Please weigh in...

Drug Law Denies Aid to Thousands

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Study finds that provision on prior convictions of college students withholds $150 million in Pell Grants and loans each year.


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