Upping the Ante on Pell Grants

White House proposes increasing maximum award to $4,600 in 2008 -- but may seek to finance rise with cuts to other student programs.

The Bush Budget, 2008

Administration's spending blueprint would increase Pell Grants -- by cutting lender profits and other aid programs.

A Focus on the Physical Sciences

President continues to push for increased spending for NSF and Energy Dept. research, shortchanging NIH, science advocates complain.

On the Offensive

Stung by criticism, Education Department officials strongly defend Pell Grant plan and challenge data colleges have used to attack it.

Scrutinizing a Sallie Mae Stock Deal

Lender's chairman sold 400,000 shares days before U.S. budget plan sent the price plummeting. Lawmakers ask what happened.

Lawmakers Query Bush Budget for Science Education

House hearing on president's 2008 plan renews concerns about shift of funds from National Science Foundation to Education Department.

Pork Spending Drops Drastically

Watchdog group says this year's dip in Congressional earmarks, a controversial funding source for research initiatives, was a fluke.

Budget Outlook for the NEH

With Democratic leadership in place, House lawmakers suggest agency that funds humanities grants could see a boost in '08.

Fighting Over (Too Few) Funds

Tribal colleges, facing cut in federal aid, oppose Congressional effort to give grants to "Native American serving" institutions.

More Money All Around

House panel's spending measure would raise Pell Grant to $4,700, fend off White House cuts and boost NIH.


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