Panel Criticizes Education Dept. Plan to Ease Aid Delivery

Although lawmakers and college officials generally support the Education Department's year-old effort to modernize the delivery of billions of dollars worth of student aid, many of them made clear last week that they dislike the department's plan to reach that goal.

At the annual meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, which advises Congress, a House of Representatives aide and officials representing a range of college interests took