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Category: Budget

The budget is a category of entries in Edcyclopedia referring to the different ways in which the federal government spends money on education programs. These may include programs administered through…

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Category: Early Education

Early Education programs comprise early childhood and elementary education programs from birth through third grade. Early education programs may be funded and administered by a variety of sources, and may…

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Category: Education Tax Benefits

In addition to loans and grants, the federal government offers a series of tax benefits for education. Most of these benefits are for students and their families to reduce the…

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Child Care

Child care programs may be publicly or privately funded, and offer child care and/or educational services to children. Child care programs that receive public subsidies Many American families enroll their…

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Classroom Expenses Tax Deduction

The federal government offers a $250 per year above the line tax deduction to teachers for out-of-pocket classroom supply expenses. The estimated cost of the deduction was $170 million in 2014….

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Cohort Default Rates

The cohort default rate is a measure of the percentage of federal loan borrowers in either the Federal Family Education Loan Program or the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan…

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Comparability Requirement in Title I

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The Title I Comparability Requirement refers to a school finance provision within NCLB’s Title I program that requires school districts to use state and local funds to provide comparable services…

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Consolidation Loan Repayment Plan

Consolidation, like extended repayment, allows borrowers to lengthen the term of their loans, but allows them to do so with lower balances. For balances $7,500 to $9,999 the term is…

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Consolidation Loans

All federal student loans can be consolidated into one loan after a borrower leaves school. The interest rate on the loan is fixed, and is set at the weighted average…

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Coverdell Education Savings Accounts

The federal government gives tax breaks to families or individuals that save money for the higher education costs of their children or other designated beneficiaries. The Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA), formerly…

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Cumulative Lifetime Default Rates

Cumulative Lifetime Default Rates measure the percentage of all federal loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford, Parent PLUS, and Grad PLUS) that entered repayment in a given fiscal year and have…