Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Richard Cordray
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.


November 1, 2012
Young Invincibles offers a roadmap for reforming federal financial assistance -- putting recipients first.
October 31, 2012
Changes to grant eligibility are hitting transfer students, and returning dropouts, particularly hard.
October 18, 2012
Annual report from the Institute for College Access and Success finds students borrow an average of $26,600.
October 12, 2012
Over the past year, the Education Department has made it harder for parents to borrow on behalf of their children in college. Historically black colleges say they are disproportionately affected.
October 4, 2012
Review of net price calculators finds that many are hard to find, confusing to use or inconsistent.
October 1, 2012
The two-year default rate for federal student loans increased again this year, but defaults at for-profit colleges fell. 
September 19, 2012
A large university system begins statewide effort to help students manage debt and avoid defaults.
September 13, 2012
A high-profile study asserting that New York program increased college enrollment of low-income black students comes under attack from a leading scholar of financial aid policy.
September 7, 2012
Federal spending on the biggest student grant program surprisingly declines by $2.2 billion, even as numbers of recipients increased. But a sword still hangs over the program.
August 31, 2012
Euphoria about massive online courses aside, they aren't the answer to improving access to higher education for low-income students, writes Ryan Craig.



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