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Federal work-study pays off best for students at public colleges, but increases debt loads

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Federal work-study generally boosts students' odds of graduating and getting a job, study finds. But money too often goes to wealthier students, and findings show an alarming increase in participants' debt loads.

Education Department confirms Pell Grant pilot program for prisoners

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Obama administration confirms its pilot program to offer Pell Grants to some prisoners is coming this Friday, and some Republican opposition is already forming.

White House pivots to accountability and outcomes, and away from debt-free, in major Duncan speech

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In major policy speech, Arne Duncan says student debt is only part of higher education's problem, and calls for renewed policy push on student success and return on investment. 

Student debt protesters crash annual gathering of college financial aid officers

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On social media and in person, student activists zero in on financial aid administrators' annual conference.

Proposed U.S. rules on financial products draw criticism, praise

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Colleges and banks say new Education Department rules governing debit cards and more would limit choice and might be illegal, while consumer advocates urge the agency to crack down even further.

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.

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