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December 10, 2014

Student Aid Programs Get Slight Boost in Proposed Federal Budget

Congressional federal budget compromise includes slightly more funding for college access programs and student aid grants.

December 09, 2013

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Looks to Experiment with New Financial-Aid Models

Colleges are being invited to test out new ways of awarding federal aid, including giving Pell Grants to high school students and offering grants for competency-based progress, under a new initiative.

October 23, 2013

Price Increases at Public Universities Slow Down

Cost of tuition and fees for college students increases just 2.9 percent, still stagnating grant aid means the net price continues to increase at greater rates, according to new College Board findings.

September 06, 2013

Possible Changes To Pell Grant Program Outlined

The Congressional Budget Offices outlines possible reforms and alternatives to the Pell Grant program to help low-income students pay for college.

August 20, 2013

More Students Relying on Federal Student Aids and Loans

In 2011-12, 71 percent of all undergraduates received some type of financial aid compared with 66 percent four years earlier, says a new report.

May 09, 2013

Colleges Shortchanging Needy Students in Battle for Prestige, Money

Many students who receive Pell Grants pay high tuition at their colleges, as institutional aid is used to compete for other students, a new report says.

April 09, 2013

Two Pell Grant Pathways Proposed in College Board Report

A new report suggests divvying up the Pell Grants into two programs,one for traditional age undergraduates and one for adults 25 and older.

September 17, 2012

Glimpse of Potential Cuts for Higher Ed. If Deficit Deal Fails

The White House releases a glimpse of potential higher education cuts if Congress fails to come up with a long-term deficit-reduction deal.

July 10, 2012

New Information Available on Higher Education Funding Database

New America Foundation's Federal Education Budget Project releases new information for its education funding database.

July 06, 2012

Students Celebrate Loan-Interest Win, But Brace for Other Changes

President is expected to permanently sign into law lower student loan interest rates, but borrowers eligibility is limited on other fronts.

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