Condense and Simplify Federal Aid Programs to Help Students, Group Suggests

Federal student-aid programs should be pared down to one grant, one loan, and one tax benefit, according to a report released on Friday by HCM Strategists, a consulting firm. The report, "Doing Better for More Students," is based on the ideas of a technical panel that HCM convened as part of its work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's