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Community college students who take out small federal loans are more likely to default, new report finds, and most defaulters earned fewer than 15 credits and never made a payment on their debt.
Obama administration confirms its pilot program to offer Pell Grants to some prisoners is coming this Friday, and some Republican opposition is already forming.
The Education Department is considering a limited experiment to allow incarcerated students to receive Pell Grants, which could build momentum for lifting a Clinton-era congressional ban.
In attempt to balance the federal budget, House Republicans are again proposing that the maximum grant award remain at its current level for a decade.
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.
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