Federal policy

2004 Reauthorization, Take Two

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'

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

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

Less Immunity for Public Colleges?

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

Expanding Access Via Distance Ed

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

Professional (Lobbying) Help

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

Movement in the Senate

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

Pressure on College Prices

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

Road Not Taken on Pell Grants

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

Court to Rule on Delinquent Debt

Can the U.S. go after a student loan defaulter's Social Security benefits? The justices will decide.

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