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With debt-free movement, colleges see challenges and opportunities but few details

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As fight against college debt has its moment, what do college association leaders think about it?

What People Are Saying About Debt-Free

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Who is pushing which ideas -- and why.

U.S. will erase debt for Corinthian students, create new loan forgiveness process

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Obama administration announces debt relief for tens of thousands of former Corinthian students -- and possibly many more students at that college and others.

Education Department steps up oversight of companies hired by colleges

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As colleges increasingly turn to outside companies for a range of services relating to financial aid, the Education Department steps up its regulation of those companies.

Purchaser of defunct for-profit begins to plot a strategy

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The nonprofit loan agency that bought dozens of Corinthian campuses has started to figure out what to do with them, and guarantor's CEO promises wholesale changes in behavior.

As rich universities get richer, are poor students being left behind?

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The gap between wealthy universities and the rest of the pack is widening at an ever faster pace, leaving low-income students in the lurch.

Obama administration may soon announce experimental access to Pell Grants for incarcerated students

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The Education Department is considering a limited experiment to allow incarcerated students to receive Pell Grants, which could build momentum for lifting a Clinton-era congressional ban.

SEC charges ITT with fraud over student loan programs

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SEC charges ITT and top two executives with fraud, alleging they misled investors about huge losses in lending programs. Embattled company asks regulators not to run with fraud allegations until the court rules on them.

With push from liberals, debt-free college gains traction in the 2016 Democratic campaign

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Democratic presidential contenders, apparently including Hillary Clinton, are moving to the idea that borrowing shouldn't be needed in public higher education. Is that the right approach?

As Corinthian enters bankruptcy, U.S. responds to debt relief calls

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As Corinthian files for bankruptcy, Education Department officials race to head off the political firestorm over debt forgiveness sparked by unprecedented collapse of the for-profit college. 

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