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.

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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.
August 21, 2012
Contrary to a previous essay, campus financial aid administrators believe award letters can be improved and students better informed about the price of higher education, writes Justin Draeger.
August 20, 2012
Self-help levels for those from families with income under $75,000 are now the same as for those from wealthier families.
August 20, 2012
Sociologists' research on different borrowing patterns of men and women, and of those from different wealth levels, illustrate ways that opportunity may be endangered.
August 20, 2012
Some colleges are resisting the Education Department's new "Shopping Sheet." That's a mistake, writes Rachel Fishman, because it helps students and parents compare true costs of college.
August 17, 2012
The late economist is far more heralded by conservatives than liberals, but he advocated an income-based approach to student aid far more radical than the Obama administration's, writes Alex Holt.
August 16, 2012
In interview, Anthony Carnevale and Lumina Foundation's Jamie Merisotis assess the value of college degree, the emergence of new credentials, and whether rebounding male enrollments will last.
August 7, 2012
As part of larger Gates Foundation effort, new panel aims to reimagine federal aid design and delivery to improve student outcomes. The effort is stoking suspicions.
July 26, 2012
A Senate panel asks what could be done to simplify federal education tax benefits, should a larger overhaul of the tax code take place.

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