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Asking the Right Questions About the Administration's Cost Proposals

Richard D. Legon | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Richard D. Legon

The president's call for change is a welcome start, but some of the more ambitious aspects of the plan will ultimately require congressional approval -- not an easy hurdle these days -- during the coming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

More Students Relying On Federal Help To Pay For College

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- With college costs continuing to rise, more students are receiving federal financial aid, though state and institutional aid remains lar...

God's Stimulus? It'll Take More Than Just Money to Recover From Sandy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Hurricane Sandy was the stimulus nobody wanted. It took a terrible toll in lives, homes, and dreams. For the families who lost loved ones the tragedy will never end. And yet, in a bitter irony, this terrible storm will spur the kind of spending we should have been seeing all along.

Chris Christie Praises Obama For Hurricane Sandy Prep

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) put aside his campaigning for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday to praise President Barack Obam...

New Democratic Senate Bill: No Aid For 'Worthless' Degrees

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. Sen. Tom Harkin’s Protecting Students from Worthless ...

Which States Get The Most Cash From The Federal Government?

24/7 Wall St. | MICHAEL B. SAUTER, LISA UIBLE, LISA NELSON and ALEXANDER E. M. HESS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business

In 2010, the federal government took the hundreds of billions of dollars it received in corporate, income and property taxes from each state and respe...

Obama's Jobs Plan Splits State Leaders

AP | By DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- President Barack Obama's latest jobs plan calls for $130 billion in aid to state and local governments, providing either a welc...

Title I Students Assisted By Federal Aid, New Study Reports

Posted 10.11.2011 | Education

Students receiving federal aid are improving in math and reading, according to a new study from the Center on Education Policy. The new report, ...

Why the Government Should Help Low-Income Women Pay for Child Care

Christine Bork | Posted 09.30.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

It's no secret that common sense is in short supply in contemporary policy-making. A case in point is the situation that most lower-income women with children find themselves in.

Americans Depend More on Federal Aid Than Ever

usatoday.com | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

Americans depended more on government assistance in 2010 than at any other time in the nation's history, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data finds. T...

President Obama Proposes Cuts in Aid Programs to Preserve Pell Grant

Mark Kantrowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Kantrowitz

It is unlikely that Congress will increase student aid funding by much over the next decade. Instead, there will be greater emphasis on using current funding more effectively.

Nearly Half Of Federal Loans Paid To For-Profit Colleges In Default

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A whopping 46.3 percent of federal loans distributed to students at for-profit colleges in 2008 would go into default, according to new Education Depa...

Assistance Placebos: City Denying Half Homeless Aid For Study

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In order to gauge how successful the homeless assistance program, Homebase, is, The Department of Homeless in New York is denying aid to half its part...

WATCH: Video Shows Rise Of Food Stamp Use

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new time-lapse video illustrates the depressing rise of food stamp usage throughout the U.S. The video's creator, Zero Hedge's John Lohman, point...

The Triumph of Student Loans

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Luzer

The US government has not attempted to make university affordable by stepping in to control costs. Instead, they have focused on offering assistance to pay whatever those costs might be.

College Students Encouraged To LIE For Financial Aid, Study Finds

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Sparked by an increase in defaulting student loans, an undercover government investigation into for-profit colleges has found that campus recruiters u...

Ryan Grim Discusses Governors' Discontent With Washington On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Ryan Grim went on MSNBC this afternoon to discuss the National Governors Association meeting this past weekend and ...

Struggling States Seeking More Aid from Washington

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Governors hamstrung by the sluggish economic rebound in their states and bound to balance their own budgets are pressing anew for Washi...

Senator Schumer Seeks Federal Aid After Storm Battering

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sen. Charles Schumer is pressing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to expedite disaster aid. The metro region has been hit with three big storm...

Charter Schools Bill Ignored By Albany, State To Lose $700 Million In Federal Aid

silive.com | AP File Photo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Legislature in a special session this evening refused to act on a bill Gov. David Paterson said is needed for the state to have a chance at $700 m...

Students Borrowing Dramatically More To Pay For College

The Wall Street Journal | ANNE MARIE CHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Students are borrowing dramatically more to pay for college, accelerating a trend that has wide-ranging implications for a generation of young people....