Budget

Higher education proposals in 2013 Republican budget

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A proposal announced Tuesday would cut Pell Grants and make student loans appear more costly on federal balance sheets.

Spending cuts loom due to supercommittee failure

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The Congressional "super committee" announced Monday that it could not agree on deficit reduction, setting the stage for automatic spending cuts in 2013.

Colleges Fail U.S. Financial Test

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Latest data from Education Department show scores of private institutions failing to meet disputed metrics aimed at measuring "financial responsibility."

Wait and See

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The broad authority of the deficit "super committee," and its secrecy, have presented challenges for college groups hoping to protect student aid, research and other higher ed priorities.

Suddenly Ineligible

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As details emerge on Republican plans to cut Pell Grant spending, many say it could be worse, while community colleges see a "body blow."

Republicans Push Pell Changes

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House's proposed budget for 2012 would keep maximum Pell Grant at $5,550, but change rules so fewer students are eligible. Bill would boost funds for NIH.

Senate Budget Would Preserve Pell

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A Senate panel approved an Education Department budget that would sustain the maximum Pell Grant in part by ending subsidized interest during student loans' grace period.

Obama Plan Would Aid 2-Year Colleges

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President's jobs proposal would provide $5 billion to modernize facilities at community and tribal colleges.

Starting from Zero

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To identify waste and inefficiencies, Colorado Mountain College adopted a budget process that will require administrators to justify each expenditure every year.

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