Climate talks inch ahead on aid despite discord

Climate negotiators said they made progress on laying out ways to help poor countries but deep differences remained on core issues ahead of a make-or-break talks in South Africa.

Financial aid rules influence household portfolio decisions

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Student Aid Financial Responsibility Act to address problems with the current financial aid system. The act calls for several changes to simplify the Federal Application ...

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to Aus$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) as they endure the driest conditions in half a century, the prime minister said Sunday.

Parental income can determine post-secondary attendance

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the CIBC Centre in Human Capital and Productivity at The University of Western Ontario shows parental income is a much stronger determinant of post-secondary attendance in the U.S. than ...

'Big dry' drags on as Australia sets up drought-proof fund

Australia is setting up a billion-dollar fund to "future proof" the country against droughts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday, as farmers struggle with a 'big dry' forecast set to continue for months.

Obama promotes online search tool with college-specific data

President Barack Obama on Saturday debuted a redesigned online tool with college-specific information about student costs, loans and potential earning power, scaling back a planned ratings system that critics derided as too ...

U-M researcher's idea may soon simplify financial aid process

(PhysOrg.com) -- Parents of students considering college are now struggling with a federal form that is longer and more grueling than the IRS Form 1040 but that could soon change, thanks to the work of a University of Michigan ...

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