Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Senate Higher Ed Bill Emerges (Slowly)

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Legislation would replace U.S. advisory panel on accreditation with alternative; lawmakers divided on extent of cuts to lenders.

The Senate's Higher Ed Act Renewal

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The U.S. Senate education committee fleshed out its bipartisan package of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act Tuesday, calling for $17 billion in new funds for Pell Grant recipients and $18 billion in cuts to student loan providers over five years.

Students' Gain, Lenders' Pain

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Looking around the crowded Senate hearing room Wednesday, it was relatively easy, at first glance, to sort out the winners and losers as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved a package of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act.

New Tactic on Stem Cell Studies

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Approving spending bill for NIH and education programs, Senate panel aims to expand the research through a date change.

Should Student Loans Go to Market?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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