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Colleges Foresee Four More Years of Reform (The Chronicle of Higher Education) Archives

In his first term, President Obama’s administration expanded college-aimed federal aid programs, including increasing funds for Pell Grants and beefing up an income-based repayment program for student loans. He also tightened some regulations on colleges and universities.

Now, “one unanswered question going into Mr. Obama’s second term is how – and with how much gusto – his administration will forge ahead with the president’s stated goal of reducing by half the rate of tuition growth over the next decade,” The Chronicle of Higher Education writes. Obama has said that he wants to tie some federal aid to schools to those institutions’ ability to slow the growth of tuition; but whether that is just political rhetoric or talk that will translate into actual policy proposals is uncertain.