Education Department

Default Rates Fall Again

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

Few Funds for Higher Education

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

The Future of Higher Ed

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

Drug Law Denies Aid to Thousands

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

Price Increases Sharpest at Public Colleges

Study also finds slight increases in share of degrees going to women and minority students.

Major Troubles for Decker College

For-profit with ties to N.Y. gubernatorial candidate is barred from U.S. aid programs and faces Ky. inquiry.

Coming Soon to a Classroom Near You

Study of high school seniors shows they have high aspirations -- but not the math skills to match.  

Education Dept. Suspends Grants to Christian College

Facing lawsuit over church-state separation, U.S. concludes that Alaska Christian used funds for religious purposes.

Higher Ed Commission Gets to Work

A "fascinating" discussion ensues, but diverse viewpoints may make crafting cohesive national strategy a challenge.

Inviting a Flurry of False Claims Cases

U.S. appeals court's ruling in recruiting incentives case would make individual suits against colleges easier.


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