'Cuts' or 'Savings' for Student Loans?

They argued about numbers. They debated definitions. They challenged each other's "facts."

Senate Backs Budget for NIH, Student Aid

In lean year for colleges, measure would sustain key programs but provide few increases beyond biomedical research.

Congress Acts on Budget Bills

Legislation to cut billions in mandatory spending advanced in both chambers.

House Plan to Cut Loan Programs Stalls

Republican leaders lack votes, for now, on budget package that would slash $14.3 billion from lenders and students.

Adding Up the Damage

To make the case for U.S. aid, higher ed groups tally cost of colleges' Katrina cleanup: over $2 billion.

Student Aid Raid Continues, Colleges Say

Lobbyists object to Congressional proposal to use Pell Grant surplus for non-college programs.

Bad Budget News for College Programs

Compromise spending bill would keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050 and freeze most other student aid programs.

House Rejects Education Budget Bill

22 Republicans vote with Democrats on measure that college groups staunchly opposed, but alternatives  are unpleasant.

U.S. Support for Science Softens

Federal obligations for research appear to flatten in 2005, NSF study finds.

Lenders Speak Out Against Cuts

Letter to lawmakers says reductions in student loan programs would hurt students and lenders alike, limiting access to college.


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