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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.

February 10, 2012

Pell Grants Helping Improve College Access for Rural Students

Research from the University of Alabama show rural students benefiting from Pell Grant increases.

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 20, 2012

Panel: Strategies to Keep College Aspirations High for All

Ask kids in 8th grade if they plan to attend college, and there is almost universal enthusiasm. Research shows this is true even among low-income students and those who are low performing. But something happens along the way for many that ends the dream. For some, it's academic struggles or the ch...

January 19, 2012

Financial-Aid Experts Discuss Ways to Strengthen Pell Grants

Student financial-aid experts gathered at a forum at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to discuss the need to make the 40-year-old federal program more efficient and the importance of providing academic and social supports for students to boost college completion. The National Association of Student Finan...

January 12, 2012

Biden and Duncan Push for Need to Keep College Affordable

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan went on the road today in Gahanna, Ohio, to talk about the need for colleges to contain costs to keep higher education within reach of everyday Americans. "We have to make sure that going to college stays a fundamental part of the ...

December 28, 2011

Top 2011 College Bound Posts Span Access to Completion

Looking back at the most-read College Bound posts of the year, you can see a range of issues. From policymakers to parents to educators, you were drawn to stories about applications and access, completion and jobs. So, a drum roll please.....The top 10 stories, as measured by hits on this blog, fo...

December 22, 2011

Community Colleges Enrollment Drops, Pell Grants Increase

After four years of continuous growth at community colleges, new numbers out this week show enrollment has dropped slightly this fall. The American Association of Community Colleges and the National Student Clearinghouse report an enrollment decrease of 1 percent from fall 2010 to this fall. Still,...

November 30, 2011

Call for Colleges to Contain Costs Takes Center Stage

Talk of containing the soaring cost of college took center stage yesterday and today in a speech by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and in a hearing on Capitol Hill. Yesterday, Duncan spoke at the Federal Student Aid conference in Las Vegas and challenged colleges to do more to be innovativ...

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