The White House adds to its lengthy list of proposals for higher education, but faces long odds in Congress for most of the agenda.
Community colleges ask Washington for help on a federal loan-default measure they say is snagging colleges where relatively few students borrow.
Congressional study explains why primary need-based-aid program ballooned in cost and explores how possible policy changes would affect spending -- and students.
In response to Congressional invitation, college groups suggest ideas for revising key federal law, from federal student-level database to risk-based approaches to accreditation and student aid.
A new report on rethinking financial aid calls for splitting the main federal need-based-aid program in two, with one grant for adult students and another for traditional-age students.
Examining the results of the Gates Foundation's efforts to change the conversation around federal financial aid.
In many ways, President Obama's re-election represents a continuation. But he has already hinted at some of his higher education plans for his second term.
Changes to grant eligibility are hitting transfer students, and returning dropouts, particularly hard.
Federal spending on the biggest student grant program surprisingly declines by $2.2 billion, even as numbers of recipients increased. But a sword still hangs over the program.
As part of larger Gates Foundation effort, new panel aims to reimagine federal aid design and delivery to improve student outcomes. The effort is stoking suspicions.
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