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.


July 1, 2013
Citing declining enrollment and bachelor's degree attainment for low-income minority students, report warns that proposals to reform federal student aid could harm access and outcomes for neediest students.
June 28, 2013
As the Senate goes home for July 4 without voting on a loan deal, interest rates for subsidized student loans will rise Monday. 
June 28, 2013
Education Department releases annual lists of most (and least) expensive colleges.
June 20, 2013
The former education secretary speaks on a new book about whether a college degree is worth it.
June 18, 2013
Justice Department investigation into whether merit aid discussions violate antitrust rules highlights the barriers that private colleges face in dialing back the practice and the unclear laws under which they operate.
May 22, 2013
Historically black colleges urge Education Department to reconsider changes to some student loan criteria, and for-profit colleges and student advocates gear up for rewrite of "gainful employment" regulation.
May 17, 2013
As Congressional Democrats argue in favor of extending the current interest rate on subsidized student loans, House Republicans in committee back a bill that would overhaul how those rates are determined.
May 10, 2013
House Republicans and two Senate Democrats introduce proposals for student loan interest rates that would vary from year to year.
May 9, 2013
Federal regulatory agency releases an overview of ways to help private student loan borrowers, but doesn't make specific suggestions on Congressional action.
May 8, 2013
A new policy brief from the Brookings Institution calls for overhauling federal college preparation programs.



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