Loan programs

A Reminder From New York

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After months of silence on student loans, Cuomo announces another settlement, unveils new code of conduct, and warns Congress not to dally on Higher Education Act reforms.

Molding the TEACH Grant Program

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Federal program to draw students into "high need" teaching fields troubles college leaders because grants will turn to loans if students get off track.

Default Rates Projected to Soar

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U.S. data show proposed change in student loan default calculation would send rates higher, troubling for-profit colleges.

A Student Loan Credit Crunch -- But for Whom?

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Lenders are feeling the pain. But as federal officials and traditional colleges minimize impact on students, career college backers bemoan effects and predict damage will spread.

Hedging Bets on Student Loan Availability

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Even as aides play down seriousness of credit crunch now, Kennedy hatches plan to give Congress flexibility to raise limits later on students' federal borrowing.

Playing Politics on Student Loans

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At House hearing on "credit crunch," partisan bickering obscures general consensus that federal intervention would be premature.

Pushing the Limit on Federal Loans

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U.S. report on trends in student borrowing shows sizable uptick in who borrows and finds increases are heftiest among costlier unsubsidized loans.

Will a Trickle Become a Flood?

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A handful of colleges have left the guaranteed student loan program for direct lending. Whether many others follow may largely depend on how many more lenders bolt the market.

Student Financial Counseling (Outside the Aid Office)

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A growing number of colleges are offering seminars on how to manage money, deal with debt and pay for education.

Key Lawmakers Plan for Student Loan Credit Crunch

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As another leading lender leaves the federal program, lawmakers propose mix of increased Pell Grants, raised limits on federal loans, and offer of U.S. support for lenders struggling to raise capital.

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