Examining the results of the Gates Foundation's efforts to change the conversation around federal financial aid.
If mandatory spending cuts go into effect Jan. 1, many federal higher education programs will lose about 8 percent of their funding.
Sociologists' research on different borrowing patterns of men and women, and of those from different wealth levels, illustrate ways that opportunity may be endangered.
Data from the New York Fed show student borrowers are increasingly over 40, including some still paying back their own loans while borrowing for their children's education.
Federal court finds that Education Dept. lacked adequate justification for one key measure in new regulations.
Despite growing concern over loan burdens, some key data points remain completely unclear -- including how much students borrow, on average, at specific colleges.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enters the for-profit fray with an investigation of Corinthian Colleges, that references the company's loans to students. Will investigation expand?
KeyBank, an outlier in the lending industry, for years required the co-signing parent of one dead student to make payments on $50,000 of debt. The bank acquiesced after an online petition went viral.
The Department of Education admits failing to include black students in its calculation of loan repayment rates in run-up to gainful employment. The mistake will fuel for-profit claims of unfair treatment by feds.
A budget compromise would slightly increase funding for the National Institutes of Health and change eligibility for the largest federal grant program for college students.
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