Federal policy

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.

Education Department denies federal aid to two for-profit chains

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Two proprietary institutions lose federal financial aid after a series of investigations by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

States cry foul over U.S. plan to curtail access to FAFSA student data

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States worry that a Department of Education plan to curtail their access to data from the federal student aid form will cause headaches for state aid awards.

Feds encourage dual-enrollment through experimental access to Pell Grants

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The Obama administration will help some high school students pay for college courses while still in high school by allowing limited access to Pell Grants.

Jamie Merisotis discusses his book on talent production

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Jamie Merisotis of Lumina Foundation wrote a book on how to rethink higher education and immigration policy to fix America's talent pool problem.

Biden, opting out of 2016 run, backs four years of free public college

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Announcing his decision not to enter the 2016 presidential race, Biden endorses four years of free public higher education, proposals that his would-be Democratic contenders have been championing.

Skills Fund aims to be an accreditor and private lender for growing boot camp sector

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Skills Fund wants to be both a private lender and new form of accreditor for the rapidly expanding boot camp sector, with a heavy focus on students' return on investment.

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