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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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."
February 7, 2013
Newly released estimates from the Congressional Budget Office say the Pell Grant is on better fiscal footing than expected, postponing the funding crisis.
February 4, 2013
Instead of focusing on deflating myths and countering sensationalized media accounts, college leaders need to reframe the discussion of value, writes David Maxwell.
February 1, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opens an inquiry into colleges' agreements with banks and providers of preloaded debit cards.
February 1, 2013
Mandatory budget cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1. This time, colleges fear it might actually happen, but have little idea how the cuts would be applied.
January 29, 2013
Without enough state aid dollars to make college affordable, Colorado is shifting the focus of its grant program from affordability to encouraging credit completion. 
January 22, 2013
Drawing on 50 years of studies, two economists urge policy makers to simplify delivery and design and link aid to performance in college -- conclusions other scholars challenge.
January 7, 2013
At meeting of private college presidents, campaign to discourage use of student aid that is not tied to financial need gains some momentum.
December 20, 2012
Why should donations that finance luxurious buildings and half-million-dollar salaries at wealthy colleges be tax-deductible? Explain it to the students in Wick Sloane's 7 a.m. community college classes, he writes.

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