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Patton, Stacey – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
As the nation's student-loan debt surpasses the $1-trillion mark, alarming students, parents, and politicians, few are thinking about the effects it is having on people like Michael J. Trivette, a 28-year-old graduate student in higher education at the University of Georgia. Two-thirds of Ph.D. and other doctoral students and nearly three-quarters…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Student Loan Programs, Graduate Students, Enrollment Rate
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on how Arizona State University (ASU) pursues transformation on a grand scale while embracing inclusiveness. Michael Crow, Arizona State University's president and idea man, is pushing the institution to innovate and still fulfill its mission to be inclusive. By itself, Arizona State University's transformation over the past…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Grants, Outcomes of Education, Universities
Baum, Sandy; McPherson, Michael S. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
President Obama's 2010 budget proposals include exciting news for those concerned with increasing educational opportunities. The urgency of the economic crisis and the clear commitment of the administration and Congress to make college more affordable provide the perfect opportunity for those in higher education to update their approach to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Student Financial Aid, Grants
Wright, Austin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The Obama administration has no plans to renew the Bush-era competitiveness grants and their companion, the National Smart Grants, beyond their 2011 expiration date, meaning a likely end for America's short-lived experiment with merit-based federal financial aid. Instead, the administration will focus its resources on the popular Pell Grant…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Student Financial Aid, Grants, Eligibility
Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
A new federal requirement that states provide consistent spending for higher education may not yet have much effect. As state budgets sour and colleges brace for cuts, only one state seems likely to have run afoul of the new rules this year, according to a "Chronicle" analysis of available data on state higher-education spending. Under…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Government, Educational Finance, Public Agencies
Field, Kelly – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Skeptics question whether infusion of billions of dollars for education in the economic-stimulus bill before Congress would actually give a healthy jolt to the economy. The bill would help thousands of students pay for college and could give colleges money to fix crumbling buildings. Some members of Congress are calling for the removal of…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Legislators, Student Financial Aid, Federal Legislation
Field, Kelly – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Participation in two federal programs that supplement Pell Grants for high-achieving, low-income students grew significantly in the last academic year, though not as much as the Education Department had hoped, suggesting that the fledgling programs are still struggling to gain their footing. Approximately 465,000 college students received aid from…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid, Grants, High Achievement
Field, Kelly – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that members of Congress were poised to leave Washington last week with some major higher-education accomplishments to campaign on and a slate of unfinished business important to colleges. Topping the higher-education to-do list for the next Congressional session is federal spending for the 2009 fiscal year, which began…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Higher Education, Colleges
Basken, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
President Bush's proposals on such topics as toughening accreditation standards and limiting the use of human embryonic stem cells in research may not have made him popular in academe over his two terms. This article reports that the president's willingness to spend federal money on many of colleges' top priorities might improve the perception of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Presidents, Budgeting, Funding Formulas
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Colleges, not surprisingly, aren't thrilled with provisions of the bill that will create "watch lists" of the most expensive institutions. The language could have been a lot worse. Back in 2005, when Republicans were in the majority, Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon of California proposed withholding federal aid from colleges that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Copyrights, Paying for College
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Congress has passed a bill that would reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Now five years overdue, the new act created many programs and requirements for colleges and universities. Given all the time and effort that went into it, do aspects of the final legislation fall short? What key measures have been left out? In this article, six policy…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, State Aid, Educational Finance
Hermes, J. J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
At least one million community-college students are denied access to federally guaranteed student loans because their institutions do not participate in the federal programs. This article describes the results of a study by the Project on Debt, a nonprofit advocacy group, which found that one in 10 community-college students, including one in five…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Community Colleges, Federal Programs, Grants
Diffeliciantonio, Richard G. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Recent efforts to deal with college affordability, including measures now before Congress, raise many questions: Why does college cost so much? How can students ever be expected to pay back their loan debt? Why does the middle class always get squeezed? America's historical commitment to the education of its citizens is perhaps the most important…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Middle Class, Academic Failure, Economically Disadvantaged
Norton, Ingrid – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
When Rep. Ric Keller, a Florida Republican, read in the "St. Petersburg Times" in 2003 about a twice-convicted rapist who was receiving Pell Grant money for computer classes, he was appalled. The man, who had served 24 years in prison, had been awarded about $15,000 in Pell Grants since 1999, when he was sentenced to a civil-commitment…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Correctional Institutions, Student Financial Aid, Grants
Byrne, Richard; Field, Kelly – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article talks about the plan of Bush's administration to end the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program and focus on the broader goal with increased access to college for underrepresented groups and not spend their time protecting inefficient programs. During the annual meeting of the American Council on Education, the new under…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Opportunities, Student Loan Programs, Educational Finance
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