White House proposes caps on federal student loan borrowing

Mar 19, 2019
As college tuition and student debt continue to rise, the White House is proposing reforms to student loan policy.
Are you weighed down by student debt?
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Despite free college tuition, low-income students struggle with living expenses

Dec 11, 2018
Tuition is free. Then come the books, rent and food.

Work-study program helps low-income students cover the cost of tuition while they attend private school

Jun 4, 2018
For many lower-income families, the cost of private school tuition can seem out of reach. But a nationwide network of private schools has found a way to help subsidize that cost. The program only accepts students below the poverty line as part of a unique model of work-for-tuition. In Atlanta, students work at a business […]

Walmart offers to help pay education costs for employees seeking associates and bachelors degrees in business or supply chain management

May 31, 2018
Walmart is offering its 1.4 million U.S. employees a shot at higher education. The company says it’s going to subsidize tuition, books, and fees for workers pursuing degrees in business or supply chain management at three nonprofit schools. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Texas legislature taking on college costs

Feb 21, 2018
Legislatures across the country are trying to contain tuition hikes.

House threat to tuition assistance tax break worries employers

Dec 8, 2017
Some Republican lawmakers join push to save the perk for employers and their employees.

Key differences in the House and Senate tax bills, and who is likely to win

Dec 4, 2017
The Senate and House have now both passed their own versions of a tax bill. Now comes the difficult part — reconciling the differences.
President Donald Trump promised tax cuts for American families this Christmas. Will Congress deliver? 
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Graduate students could lose big in the GOP tax plan

Nov 9, 2017
Many students rely on tax-free tuition waivers to make education affordable.

Does financial aid really drive up tuition?

Dec 14, 2016
Testing the "Bennett Hypothesis" that colleges raise prices because they can.
Graduates of Bowie State University put messages on their mortarboard hats during the school's graduation ceremony at the Comcast Center on the campus of the University of Maryland May 17, 2013 in College Park, Maryland. 
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Pell Grant program could be expanded to full year

Jun 9, 2016
Greater Pell funding could help boost graduation rates for college students.
Expanding the Pell Grant program could give about 1 million students an extra $1,650 a year on average.
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