The Loan Scandal

The Loan Scandal

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August 1, 2007
As business officers assess impact of the loan scandal, Clemson and Drexel officials question attorney general's tactics and conclusions.
July 31, 2007
Business officers' group plans review of corporate involvement in its own meeting and "best practices" governing relationships between colleges and companies.
July 30, 2007
In an interview and podcast, New York's attorney general assesses the genesis and impact of his student loan inquiry -- and suggests colleges face more scrutiny.
July 17, 2007
Responding to scandal, U. of North Carolina tells all campuses to list at least 3 lenders. That's unfair to colleges in direct lending, advocates say.
July 11, 2007
With high-stakes vote on student aid budget looming, fraudulent "talking points" memo brings accusation of a "dirty trick."
July 10, 2007
U.S. officials tell financial aid directors (and lawmakers, indirectly) that they are serious about student loan oversight.
July 10, 2007
The student loan scandal has raised questions about all of higher education's commercial relationships. College leaders, not politicians, should define the conversation, writes Jonathan Brown.
July 9, 2007
New code of conduct for financial aid officers produces questions but no condemnation from the rank and file.
July 9, 2007
Few colleges include alternative loans in students' aid packages, but marketing is common, survey by aid officers' group finds.
July 6, 2007
Colleges and Congress should respond to the student loan controversy -- but they should do so expansively, not with patchwork solutions, Frederick M. Hess and Juliet Squire argue.


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