Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Feb 27, 2014
Consumer protection bureau's first action against a for-profit college signals how aggressively the watchdog agency plans to use its enforcement powers in the industry.

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February 26, 2014
The U.S. Education Department must do more to prevent financial aid fraud in distance education, a federal audit says.
February 17, 2014
As the budget forecast turns sunnier for California's public institutions, the privates worry about cuts to a state scholarship program on which their students rely.
February 14, 2014
Responding to unusually detailed criticism from a member of Congress last week, dozens of colleges change the wording of their financial aid websites. 
February 4, 2014
Congressman accuses elite colleges of misleading students into believing they must fill out fee-based form to qualify for federal aid.
February 3, 2014
A new federal report says that it's impossible to set interest rates on federal student loans in advance so that the government breaks even on the program.
January 29, 2014
In a State of the Union address that is mostly retread, President Obama calls for expanded access to apprenticeships and improved training programs at community colleges that are more targeted to employer-demanded skills.
January 27, 2014
Why is the University of Virginia backing away from a student aid policy that succeeded in attracting more low-income students? And why is UNC standing by a similar policy?
January 23, 2014
Association of public universities says Obama ratings system could create "perverse incentives," but supports linking receipt of aid to performance on key metrics.
January 17, 2014
White House meeting focuses on what colleges have done and can do to help low-income students, with lots of praise and little mention of rising prices and ratings.
January 14, 2014
Congressional negotiators reach agreement to boost spending on NIH and student aid, though deal does not restore all of the sequester cuts.

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