Budget

The Gift Colleges Don't Want

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It is supposed to be a boon for colleges and students, the one major provision in federal legislation to reduce the budget deficit that makes it easier for higher education to swallow the unpalatable parts of the bill that cut benefits to students. After all, the proposed program would provide $3.75 billion in grant aid for students, a rare injection of new federal funds into higher education at a time of fiscal austerity and budget slashing.

Budget Outlook for 2007? Bleak

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As federal budget process gears up, Congressional aides anticipate more cuts to college-related programs.

The President Discovers Science

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In State of the Union address, Bush proposes doubling spending on basic research in physical sciences over a decade.

After the State of the Union

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Colleges applaud Bush effort to boost basic research, but await details on which agencies will gain -- and which might lose.

Flat, Frozen or Facing Extinction

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Bush budget would keep most student aid and other college programs at 2006 levels – except for those it would kill.

Keeping His Word on Science

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President’s R&D budget boosts NSF and energy research, but NIH and other agencies tread water.

A Grilling for Spellings

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Education secretary faces tough questioning from Senate appropriators on Bush budget for student aid and other programs.

A New Lobbying Year Begins

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Facing uphill climb, student group rallies on Capitol Hill for increased spending on grants and student aid.

House Panel Takes Its Shots

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A week after defending Bush education budget in Senate, Spellings endures a going-over in the other chamber.

Senate Ups the Ante

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Budget blueprint offers more money for Education Department and NIH than President Bush proposed.

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