The Loan Scandal

Informing Students About Private Loans

Few colleges include alternative loans in students' aid packages, but marketing is common, survey by aid officers' group finds.

From Anger to Acceptance

New code of conduct for financial aid officers produces questions but no condemnation from the rank and file.

Education Department, on the Case

U.S. officials tell financial aid directors (and lawmakers, indirectly) that they are serious about student loan oversight.

A Washington Mystery

With high-stakes vote on student aid budget looming, fraudulent "talking points" memo brings accusation of a "dirty trick."

Accidentally Into the Loan Wars

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.

Inside the Cuomo Probe

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.

Examining Vendor-College Ties

Business officers' group plans review of corporate involvement in its own meeting and "best practices" governing relationships between colleges and companies.

Cuomo Targets Fire Back

As business officers assess impact of the loan scandal, Clemson and Drexel officials question attorney general's tactics and conclusions.

Advice for the Education Department

Scores of colleges, lenders and others comment on proposals to change U.S. rules governing student loan programs and college-lender relationships.

Study Abroad Under Scrutiny

International educators respond to high-profile allegations that perks they receive could play a role in their choice of offerings to students.

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