Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Should Student Loans Go to Market?

As Congress weighs price-based auction, lenders and industry critics debate whether the approach would help or hurt students.

Bush Threatens Veto of Student Aid Bill

As House Democrats unveil new version of budget measure, White House opposes interest rate cut, new spending and loan auction idea.

The Evolving Higher Ed Act Bill

As Senate debates student aid measure, crackdown on illegal file sharing is softened and amendments fly on private loans and earmarks.

House Republicans and the Higher Ed Act

GOP education leaders, seeking to influence Democrats, call for tough college cost provisions, abandoning new "auction" for student loans, and pressuring colleges on illegal downloading.

A College-Friendly Take on Rising Prices

Hearing on rising tuitions, normally a scary topic for higher ed officials, treads gently and focuses on proposal to ensure better state funding of public colleges.

Cost of College a Bipartisan Concern

House Democrats introduce Higher Education Act bill that would shame institutions that raise prices sharply; 747-page measure would increase federal role in other ways, too.

Who Should Be Ashamed?

Congress is jazzed about plan to embarrass colleges with above-average tuition increases. But will the "watch list" identify profligate spenders -- or discriminate against colleges with working class students?

Warning on Tuition, Shift on Accreditation

As House panel debates Higher Ed Act bill, lawmakers hammer home risk that rising prices could lead to further federal action. Plus a last-minute gambit on accreditation.

House Panel Backs Higher Ed Bill

Colleges have mixed views on bipartisan legislation that wins unanimous approval; full House fails to override Bush veto of education/health spending bill.

The Pendulum Swings on Accreditation

Regional agencies and college groups spar over Higher Education Act provision on learning outcomes. Does the rift open the door to increased federal role?


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