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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March 30, 2012
Daniel Madzelan, a senior Education Department official who retired in January, reflects on the shifts he saw in a career overseeing financial aid policy.
March 29, 2012
Saying now is not the time to cut back on higher ed, the U.S. education secretary testifies before a House committee.
March 21, 2012
Multi-state investigation of for-profits includes review of institutional loans and recruiting of veterans. But finding common targets is a problem, and investigators have yet to take on a major for-profit.
February 29, 2012
Proposals in Arizona and two other states show a reluctance to subsidize the higher education of others, and question a longstanding practice of using aid to improve access.
February 13, 2012
Community colleges would get $8 billion over the next 3 years, the maximum Pell Grant would increase, and some research funding would grow in the president's proposed budget for higher education programs.
February 7, 2012
The Education Department's take on the definition of "clock hour" programs is too broad and could unfairly cut into federal aid, say a Texas state agency and for-profits.
February 3, 2012
Senators agree tuition can't keep growing, though their ideas differ on how to address the problem.
January 25, 2012
In State of the Union speech, Obama calls for keeping student loan interest rates low and warns colleges to stop raising tuition -- or risk losing federal support.
January 17, 2012
Time spent on the job increased sharply from 1970s through 1990s, then held steady until a dramatic drop in 2009, study finds.
January 9, 2012
In light of criticism about job placement and student debt in legal education, admissions officers discuss transparency in law school admissions.

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