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.

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April 17, 2013
With concurrent hearings, Congress takes the first tentative steps toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.
April 12, 2013
Yes, student loan debt is a major problem, but the proposals offered by both President Obama and Senate Republicans won't solve it, writes Aaron Smith.
April 10, 2013
When President Obama's budget proposal emerges today, it is expected to include a proposal for a market-based student loan interest rate, putting him at odds with student advocates who were former allies.
April 9, 2013
A new report on rethinking financial aid calls for splitting the main federal need-based-aid program in two, with one grant for adult students and another for traditional-age students.
March 21, 2013
Senate votes to ban federal funding for most political science research and to restore tuition assistance to active-duty service members.
March 15, 2013
After a slew of complaints about federal and private loan processing and collection, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks oversight of the largest servicers.
March 11, 2013
President Obama's ideas about changing federal student aid policy to factor in "value" and "price" are likely to end up hurting low-income students and the colleges that serve them, writes Christopher P. Loss.
March 1, 2013
Mandatory budget cuts take effect at midnight tonight. While the specific effects of the cuts are still unclear, colleges warn they will be harmful.
February 25, 2013
By providing data on colleges' "average net price," the Obama administration's College Scorecard has replaced one not-very-useful indicator (sticker price) with another, writes Abigail Seldin.
February 13, 2013
In his State of the Union address and accompanying documents, the president calls for changing accreditation to focus more on college prices and "value."

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