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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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August 21, 2013
This week President Obama will unveil plan to make college affordable, promising tough love for some in higher education "business." But will his proposals go anywhere?
August 16, 2013
The federal government should revise its loan program for parents and graduate students to better protect borrowers and taxpayers, Justin Draeger writes.
August 12, 2013
Researchers identify two broad categories of those who borrow to pay for college -- each distinct from the norms of those who don't borrow. Both miss out on what has been considered the classic college experience.
August 5, 2013
In response to Congressional invitation, college groups suggest ideas for revising key federal law, from federal student-level database to risk-based approaches to accreditation and student aid.
August 1, 2013
Colleges that serve fewer disadvantaged students have higher graduation rates, new studies find, a fact policy makers should heed.
August 1, 2013
The way higher education officials talk about paying for college confuses families. Let’s communicate with them in ways they understand, C. Anthony Broh argues.
July 26, 2013
By resetting student loan rates, Congress just fixed one big mistake from a 2007 higher ed law, writes Andrew Gillen. Now it should tackle the second: create a well-designed income-based loan program.
July 18, 2013
Compromise would tie federal student loan interest rates to financial market, cap them, and direct some savings to reducing the deficit. Senate approval is not a sure thing.
July 10, 2013
A bipartisan group agreed late Wednesday on a change to federal student loan programs, basing interest rates on the market but including a cap.
July 9, 2013
Oregon will study plan to let students forgo tuition upfront in exchange for a proportion of their wages upon graduation. Critics say it is a bad idea that will never get off the ground.

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