College, Inc.: student aid

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/11/2012

ACT College president defends late aid payments

Federal officials say the college intentionally kept aid dollars from students; college leader says the problem was an obsolete record system.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance, For-profit colleges | Tags:  student aid

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/11/2011

O’Malley restores merit grants to 350 seniors

The students found out in recent days that their $3,000 Distinguished Scholar grants had been yanked.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  Maryland higher education, student aid

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Shutdown would mean little to colleges

In theory, some student aid programs would grind to a halt. In practice, the dollars likely would continue to flow.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Public policy | Tags:  Education Department, public policy, student aid

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Pell cuts would come late in the admissions game

Cuts to the federal aid program come after big state schools have already told students how much aid to expect.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:39 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  student aid, Pell grants, public policy

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Pell grant set at $5,550 for next academic year

In a "Dear Colleague" letter today, the U.S. Department of Education set the maximum Pell Grant award at $5,550 for the 2011-12 academic year, signaling that the largest grant program for low-income students will be fully funded. It may not...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:39 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Aid, Aid | Tags:  Pell grants, college aid, financial aid, student aid

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 10/14/2010

2,500 UDC students don't have their federal aid checks

The University of the District of Columbia is two weeks late in getting federal aid checks printed for an estimated 2,500 students, essentially the entire UDC student population dependent on aid. Spokesman Alan Etter said UDC was caught unprepared this...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:55 PM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Aid | Tags:  UDC aid, UDC aid checks, UDC student aid checks late, UDC student loan checks late