Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
May 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of students in need of financial assistance. The race to meet that need has been slowed by red tape and insufficient funding.
Nov 12, 2019
New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

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May 11, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of students in need of financial assistance. The race to meet that need has been slowed by red tape and insufficient funding.

April 29, 2020

University of California and Cal State say they will give emergency grants to DACA students, after education secretary excluded them from the stimulus bill.

March 24, 2020

House Democrats are calling for at least $10,000 of each borrower's student debt to be canceled as part of the stimulus plan being negotiated in Congress.

March 20, 2020

Stimulus package from Senate Republicans would give student loan borrowers a three-month break from making payments, a different approach from Senate Democrats.

March 19, 2020

As Congress considers giving many Americans a $2,000 payment to stimulate the economy, advocates are pushing for more help for those with student loans.

March 17, 2020

President Trump got attention for promising to waive the interest on student loans. But experts say it's unclear if borrowers will pay less. Or even if it's legal.

March 12, 2020

Ten Senate Republicans joined Democrats in backing a resolution opposing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's borrower-defense rule, following a similar measure passed by the House.

February 28, 2020

As Senate debates joining House in condemning Education Department rule on forgiving student loans, key Republicans are on the fence.

February 13, 2020

New data show that graduate students are earning windfall benefits with income-based repayment, Jason Delisle writes, arguing that the federal programs are providing the largest benefits to those who need them least.

February 13, 2020

Almost half of federal student loans are being repaid through more generous income-driven repayment plans, new data show, with 80 percent of government subsidies now going to graduate student borrowers.

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November 12, 2019

New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

September 13, 2019

Online nursing program will defer half of tuition, charge no interest and make repayment based on income. Questions abound.

May 9, 2019

Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals -- a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.

January 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.

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