Higher Education Act bill that would reshape student loan programs passes 95-0. But some aid experts question how much major elements would really help students.
House and Senate negotiators reach compromise on measure authorizing increased research spending and new education programs.
Committee's hearing touches on how much of universities' holdings get spent each year, how they invest in hedge funds and other tax-related issues.
Or you may also invite the wrath of Congress. A House Republican seeks to cut off federal aid to Columbia University over speech by Iran's president.
GAO official and House subcommittee chairman cite dangers of adding more biodefense labs without increasing the capability to monitor them.
Just-passed law creates new federal categories (and provides new funds) for "predominantly black," Asian and Native American institutions, avoiding conflict inherent in previous proposals.
Senate leaders attempt to fast track measure to support undocumented students, as new research is released about state policies on in-state tuition eligibility.
Congressional compromise would lift maximum grant by $125 more than $490 rise approved in budget act; NIH would receive $30 billion. Bush veto likely.
Student loan industry experts consider implications for future in the wake of massive cuts to federal subsidies.
Federal program to draw students into "high need" teaching fields troubles college leaders because grants will turn to loans if students get off track.
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