Loan programs

Private Lender Accused of Misleading Students

National advocacy group asks U.S. trade panel to examine Loan to Learn's advertising practices .

Lender Overcharged U.S. $1 Billion, Audit Finds

Education Department’s inspector general says Nelnet inappropriately “recycled” loans at 9.5% interest rate.

Lender's 2 Tickets to Paradise

It says something about the climate for financial aid and student loans these days that in many of his recent speeches, A. Dallas Martin has taken to reading his audience -- usually financial aid officers, lenders and others -- the ethics statement promulgated by his group, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Pell Grants Down, Tuition Up

Decline in key program for poor is among worrisome aid trends in annual survey on college costs, which again outpace inflation.

Vacancy in Nevis

Student loan company cancels Caribbean conference to which it had invited financial aid officers and guests, all expenses paid.

Turning Blue from College Costs

A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.

Bumpy Ride Ahead for Bankers

With Democratic takeover in Congress, those in the student loan industry might have reason for concern. 

Showdown on Student Aid Ethics

At loan industry meeting, president of upstart lender confronts head of financial aid officials' group on gifts policy at its conference.

An Outline with Few Details

Incoming chair of House education committee addresses -- quite generally -- higher ed issues for the year ahead.

Documenting the Boom in Private Loans

Study's finding that 20 percent of students with alternative loans do not borrow from federal government raises troubling questions.


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