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December 13, 2017

House Panel Backs Higher Ed. Rewrite Ending Teacher-Focused Grants

Democrats attempted unsuccessfully to restore provisions governing teacher preparation into the GOP-backed PROSPER Act, as well as grant and loan programs that involve teachers.

December 01, 2017

Higher Ed. Overhaul Would Change FAFSA, Along With Teacher-Prep Oversight

A House bill contains significant changes to how high school students apply for federal aid for college, as well as the information about colleges provided by the federal government to prospective students and their families.

May 16, 2017

Senate Bill Aims to Give College Hopefuls More Data on How Grads Fare

The bipartisan proposal would create a new federal database designed to provide more information about colleges and universities to prospective students, but would boost data collection requirements and could face an uphill climb in Congress.

August 16, 2016

Feds Announce Initiative to Boost Low-Income Students' Access to Higher Ed.

"We want to make sure students are leaving these programs with the skills and credentials they signed up for, and with manageable student debt," Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell said about new EQUIP partnerships.

May 16, 2016

44 Colleges to Participate in Pell Grant Dual-Enrollment Experiment

The U.S. Department of Education will reserve $19 million of Pell grant money to help pay for low-income high school students to participate in dual-enrollment programs.

March 24, 2016

Education Department Highlights College Access, Success for Low-Income Students

A new report pinpoints what it says are successful efforts by colleges and universities on both fronts, but federal officials also stress that there's still work to be done.

January 19, 2016

Education Department Proposes Extended Timelines, 'Bonus' for Pell Grants

The two proposals are designed to ensure that the federal higher education loan program helps more students obtain college degrees faster.

September 13, 2015

UPDATED: Obama Seeks to Make Applying for Federal Financial Aid Easier

The president is unveiling changes aiming to give students information about how much aid they qualify for earlier and encourage more low-income students to go after federal grants and loans.

August 10, 2015

Clinton Unveils Plan to Eliminate College Debt

The plan reflects several proposals gaining traction in Washington as Congress begins its process to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, including pushing states to invest more in higher education.

July 30, 2015

Bipartisan Bill Would Overhaul Teacher Loan Assistance Program

The bill would eliminate the current patchwork of loan assistance programs for teachers, including TEACH grants, and replace them with one streamlined federal program.

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