The cry to keep federal student-loan interest rates from doubling in July is getting louder. On Saturday, President Obama dedicated his weekly radio address to the call to stop federally subsidized Stafford loans from rising from the current 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. He is taking his message on t...
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April 23, 2012
March 16, 2012
New report from executives in higher education reveals drop in per student college funding from state and local government, while tuition increases rise to make up the difference
March 06, 2012
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened website to receive complaints on private student loans,
February 22, 2012
New paper from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity offers updated view of William Bennett's hypothesis about the link between increased financial aid and rising tuition costs.
February 21, 2012
Administration seeking feedback on new draft of college scorecard to help students compare value and affordability of schools.
February 14, 2012
President's FY 2013 budget draws reaction from higher education community groups
February 13, 2012
New budget proposal for FY 2013 by President asks for Pell Grant increase and job training programs in community colleges.
January 27, 2012
The president is pushing a series of initiatives aimed at pressuring colleges to keep tuition down and making it easier for families to compare financial aid packages.
January 25, 2012
President Obama's focus on college access and affordability in last night's State of the Union Address was welcomed in the higher education community. But his strong language of putting colleges "on notice" to rein in tuition costs left some wondering how that could be achieved in the current econom...
January 05, 2012
Yesterday's recess appointment by President Obama of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was applauded by groups that advocate for student financial aid. With a director in place, the bureau can now exercise all its new powers under law. Student groups hope this me...