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Congress Proposes 15% Cut in Pell Grant Funding

Mark Kantrowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Kantrowitz

The proposed cut in the maximum Pell Grant would mean that almost one fifth of current recipients -- or 1.7 million low-income students -- would no longer qualify for the Pell Grant.

Trends in College Pricing

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Gaston Caperton

If the path to global competitiveness is in fact paved with diplomas, we should all be focused on eliminating one of the greatest barriers to a college education: the cost.

For-Profit Colleges Charging More While Doing Less For Poorest

Bloomberg | John Lauerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

s state budget cuts lock students out of community-college classrooms or force them to stand in class, for-profit colleges are attracting hundreds of ...

Chris Kirkham

Kaplan University's 'Guerrilla Registration' Forcing Students Into Debt | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Arlen Castillo had just begun an online associate's degree program at Kaplan University when a family emergency forced a change of plans. Her mother i...

In The Public Interest : For-Profit Education Programs Giving Some a Raw Deal

Rich Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Williams

No student wants to graduate with unmanageable debt. The Department of Education's new rules will rein in the most abusive and over-priced programs that drive students into debt.

HuffPost College Meets WhiteHouse.Gov: 'Open For (Student) Questions'

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

*UPDATED* Nearly 150,000 votes later, we have a winner: Amanda Litman, the editor of North By Northwestern! Amanda has traveled with us to Washingto...

PHOTOS: 9 Key Points Of The Student Aid Bill

Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, signed into law yesterday, will bring major reforms to America's higher education system. The law plans...

Education Secretary Touts Student Loan Reform: 'This Is An Unprecedented Investment'

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Two decades ago, about 40 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 30 graduated from college. Today, the rate remains the same here while increasing in count...

Student Loan Bill Hits Snag, Gets Sent Back To House (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

UPDATE: The bill passed the Senate, 56-43, and the House, 220-207. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act is headed back to the House of Repre...

House APPROVES Student Loan Bill

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Legislation hailed by supporters as the most significant change to college student lending in a generation passed the House on Sunday night. The s...

Increase In Applicants For Pell Grants Puts Pressure On Student Aid Bill | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's never seemed like much of a debate. Should the government spend $61 billion over the next 10 years to continue to subsidize the private lenders w...

Democrats Link Student Aid Bill To Health Care Bill For Reconciliation Vote

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Under White House pressure to act swiftly, House and Senate Democratic leaders reached for agreement Friday on President Barack Oba...

Move Our Money From Banks to Students

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sec. Arne Duncan

President Obama has a plan to move our money from banks to students to make college more affordable for the next generation of engineers, teachers, and scientists.

Pell Grant College Aid Program Will Fall $18 Billion Short

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — The Pell Grant program for needy college students is facing a massive shortfall as the country's bleak job market drives people bac...