Loan programs

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to seek oversight of loan servicers

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After a slew of complaints about federal and private loan processing and collection, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks oversight of the largest servicers.

A look at all 15 Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery reports from the Gates Foundation

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Examining the results of the Gates Foundation's efforts to change the conversation around federal financial aid.

Sequester would hit higher education programs hard

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If mandatory spending cuts go into effect Jan. 1, many federal higher education programs will lose about 8 percent of their funding.

Sociologists examine patterns of student debt, gender and class

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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 show student borrowers over 30 a growing population

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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.

U.S. judge invalidates federal rule governing college vocational programs

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Federal court finds that Education Dept. lacked adequate justification for one key measure in new regulations.

What we don't know about college student debt

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Despite growing concern over loan burdens, some key data points remain completely unclear -- including how much students borrow, on average, at specific colleges.

CFPB is investigating Corinthian Colleges, possibly focusing on student lending

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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?

After online petition, bank forgives dead student's loans

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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.

Education Department Admits Flawed Data in Gainful Employment Analysis

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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.

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