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Bill approved by Senate appropriations subcommittee would reinstate full-year grants for low-income students and provide $2 billion more in funding for the National Institutes of Health.
A campaign for students to take 15 credits a semester is growing. But some worry 15-credit course loads could become a requirement for financial aid, or might prod job-holding students to take on too much.
The Obama administration wants to bring back year-round Pell Grants and create a $300 bonus for Pell recipients who take at least 15 credits per semester.
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.
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