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Federal Policies and Innovation
November 17, 2014
The federal government influences innovation through two broad channels: spending and tax policies, and the legal and regulatory systems. Policymakers have a number of options for spurring additional innovation.
The Pell Grant Program: Recent Growth and Policy Options
September 5, 2013
In the 2011–2012 academic year, 9.4 million students received $34 billion in Pell grants. How would tightening eligibility or changing grant amounts affect the program’s costs or the number of recipients?
Options to Change Interest Rates and Other Terms on Student Loans
June 10, 2013
The interest rate for subsidized student loans is currently scheduled to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, 2013. What would be the budgetary impact of changing interest rates for student loans?
Costs and Policy Options for Federal Student Loan Programs
March 25, 2010
This CBO study compares the budgetary and fair-value costs of the federal student loan programs. It also looks at several options for modifying those programs.