Federal policy

Resistance on Debt Proposal

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Panel balks at Education Department's draft rule introducing a loan-to-income ratio targeting high-priced, low-payoff programs.

Close on Incentive Comp

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Revision of Education Department rules on pay for recruiters inches ahead in negotiations.

Show Them the Money

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Juniata College increases alumni giving by sending all the donations to students. 

Science Funding Gets a Boost

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Obama administration's proposed 2011 budget would add $3.3 billion for scientific research, including an extra $1 billion for the NIH.

The Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution

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More colleges and universities are nearing government's 25 percent threshold of Latino enrollment, above which they qualify for additional federal funds.

A Target for Tea Partiers

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As anti-tax sentiment simmers, community college officials worry that emerging groups will threaten their funding.

Crunch Time for 2-Year Colleges

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Advocates argue that time is of the essence for the American Graduation Initiative and officials need to withhold criticism to help get the bill passed.

Hope Amid Disappointment

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As $12 billion graduation initiative appears to slip away, community college leaders focus on the benefits of a year in the spotlight – and look to the future.

Health Care and Higher Ed

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What the new legislation means for students, campus health centers and medical schools.

Hispanic-Serving Grants?

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Federal grants specifically for colleges that serve significant numbers of Hispanic students do not require the recipients to show that the spending reaches Hispanic students or that it improves their academic outcomes – and a review of how the funds are used shows that many grantees do not even try to make that case.

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