Budget

More Money All Around

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

'Tight' Bill, Modest Gains

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Less than two weeks after the House Appropriations subcommittee for education programs delivered a major potential boost to the maximum Pell Grant and the National Institutes of Health, the mirroring Senate panel delivered significantly less in its own 2008 spending bill Tuesday.

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.

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.

Setting Up a Showdown on Spending

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House committee approves education appropriations bill, with increased funding for Pell and other programs left intact.

Raucous House Passes Student Aid Bill

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Measure would bolster Pell Grants and cut interest rates by cutting lender subsidies gains; questions raised about Sallie Mae deal.

Higher Ed Is in the House

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Congress takes up key bills for colleges and students, with action on student aid legislation looming in Senate.

Possible Reprieve for Lenders

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As Senate takes up massive student aid bill, close vote is expected on amendment that would ease cuts in subsidies for loan companies.

Senators Side With Students

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With backers of budget bill framing choice starkly, lawmakers reject measure that would have softened cuts to loan providers.

Unanimity in the Senate

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Higher Education Act bill that would reshape student loan programs passes 95-0. But some aid experts question how much major elements would really help students.

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