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Shawn Vestal: For college students, Pell grants aren’t what they used to be

The Pell Grant was the chief way poor kids could get a higher education, and a key way the country kept its promises about the equality of opportunity.


Betsy DeVos delays Obama-era rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges

The Trump administration is suspending two key rules from the Obama administration that were intended to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges, saying it will soon start the process to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

College loan information bill passes

College students would get more financial information on loans under state Senate bill


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 9:56 p.m.

Perkins Loan program going away

Congress fails to reauthorize Perkins Loans, the nation’s oldest federal loan program for college students.


Incentives, loan programs part of Clinton’s college affordability plan

WASHINGTON – Calling for a “new college compact,” Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday unveiled a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of …


College grads can learn and earn their way out of student loans

Scott Anderson knew he wanted to go into veterinary medicine, a profession shared by his father and his uncle. Affording the degree, however, posed a challenge. “It’s incredibly expensive,” said …


Debt deal creates hurdles for college students

NEW YORK – College is already expensive. Now the government’s 11th-hour agreement to raise the debt ceiling is set to push costs higher. That’s particularly true for those pursuing advanced …


Take early control of your student-loan debt

NEW YORK – School isn’t over yet for recent college graduates. Their next test is figuring out how to repay student loans. It’s easy to become complacent about student loans …