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April 23, 2012

Campaign to Stop Student-Loan Rate Hike Intensifies

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...

March 16, 2012

Colleges Increasingly Rely on Tuition as Public Support Drops

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 Bureau Open for Private Student-Loan Complaints

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened website to receive complaints on private student loans,

February 22, 2012

Revisiting the Hypothesis That Tuition Rises With Student Aid

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

Feedback Requested on Federal Tools for College Comparisons

Administration seeking feedback on new draft of college scorecard to help students compare value and affordability of schools.

February 14, 2012

Higher Ed. Community Reacts to Proposals in Obama's Budget

President's FY 2013 budget draws reaction from higher education community groups

February 13, 2012

President's Budget Calls for Raise in Pell Grants

New budget proposal for FY 2013 by President asks for Pell Grant increase and job training programs in community colleges.

January 27, 2012

Obama Outlines Details of College Affordability Proposals

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

Obama Calls on Colleges to Rein in Costs, Urges Support for Students

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

Student-Aid Groups Welcome Consumer-Protection Leader

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...

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