Federal policy

Pinching Pennies on Research

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The Bush budget plan would provide small increases for the NIH and NSF, while cutting spending on other programs.

2004 Reauthorization, Take Two

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House Republicans unveiled their proposals for renewing the law that governs federal financial aid programs, which mirror the bill introduced last year.

Career Colleges Brace for '60 Minutes'

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As "60 Minutes" prepares to broadcast a potentially damaging report on for-profit colleges, the Career College Association has begun a public relations campaign aimed at dealing with "any fallout here in Washington or elsewhere," the group's president said in an e-mail to its members last week.

The Public Trust

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Higher education leaders plan a three-year, national campaign to shift attitudes and build support.

Less Immunity for Public Colleges?

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A federal appeals court ruling could make state institutions more vulnerable to lawsuits by disabled students.

Expanding Access Via Distance Ed

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Enrollments have boomed in an experimental federal program. But does that mean financial aid rules should be eased for online providers?

Professional (Lobbying) Help

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College associations have hired PricewaterhouseCoopers to help them fight for, and against, potential changes in the tax code.

Movement in the Senate

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A flurry of activity suggests Congress may make progress on extending the Higher Education Act after all.

Pressure on College Prices

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At a Congressional hearing, debate about whether federal aid drives tuition higher, and warnings for colleges.

Road Not Taken on Pell Grants

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GAO analysis of change in aid formula finds that approaches other than that used by the Bush administration would have hurt far fewer students.


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