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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December 18, 2012
A study suggests that guaranteeing a Pell Grant for low-income students as early as the eighth grade could increase college access and completion.
December 14, 2012
Grants tied to enrollment, persistence and grades bolstered full-time study but did little to increase credits earned by low-income students, study finds.
December 10, 2012
With student debt surpassing $1 trillion, graduate school deans discuss the implications for graduate school admissions and retention and the importance of financial literacy.
December 7, 2012
The current headlong rush to make student debt forgivable does nothing to encourage prudent borrowing and discourage tuition increases, writes Jenna Ashley Robinson. Making some loans dischargeable in bankruptcy would send better signals.
December 5, 2012
A white paper, part of the Gates Foundation's project on financial aid, from the National College Access Network calls for overhauling the student aid system to focus on underrepresented students.
December 5, 2012
With more institutions cutting adjunct hours as new health care requirements approach, higher education officials are pushing for more guidance from the government on what to do.
November 27, 2012
Videos and other material making postsecondary education seem accessible appear to encourage college-going behaviors, study finds.
November 20, 2012
Zakiya Smith, who helped guide higher ed policy for President Obama, leaves for a think tank. College officials will miss her.
November 13, 2012
Report finds that state merit aid programs have only a small effect on whether graduates stay in-state after college.
November 8, 2012
Obama has sketched an ambitious higher education agenda for his second term, but it's unclear who at the Education Department will be in charge of implementing it.

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