Federal policy

Basic Research and National Security

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A new report warns that declining funds for physics and engineering puts more than the U.S.'s economic status at risk.

Congress Acts on Budget Bills

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Legislation to cut billions in mandatory spending advanced in both chambers.

The 'Crisis' in Higher Ed Financing

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Anyone in search of a metaphor for the difficult financial and political situation facing American higher education had a slew to choose from at a conference on the business of higher education on Thursday. College officials are standing on a tightrope, said Stanley O. Ikenberry, trying to balance concurrent pressures to increase student access, control tuition and costs, and deal with declining financial support from governments and other traditional sources.

House Plan to Cut Loan Programs Stalls

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Republican leaders lack votes, for now, on budget package that would slash $14.3 billion from lenders and students.

Adding Up the Damage

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To make the case for U.S. aid, higher ed groups tally cost of colleges' Katrina cleanup: over $2 billion.

'Solutions for Our Future'

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Nearly every gathering of college officials these days reveals at least an undercurrent of concern, if not a full blown anxiety fest, about the public’s heightened scrutiny of and skepticism about higher education.

Student Aid Raid Continues, Colleges Say

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Lobbyists object to Congressional proposal to use Pell Grant surplus for non-college programs.

Too Much Debt, or Not Enough?

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Policy makers and researchers debate whether a $20,000 student loan burden is "unmanageable."

Bad Budget News for College Programs

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Compromise spending bill would keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050 and freeze most other student aid programs.

House Rejects Education Budget Bill

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22 Republicans vote with Democrats on measure that college groups staunchly opposed, but alternatives  are unpleasant.


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