Loan programs

Student Aid Raid Continues, Colleges Say

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Lobbyists object to Congressional proposal to use Pell Grant surplus for non-college programs.

Too Much Debt, or Not Enough?

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Policy makers and researchers debate whether a $20,000 student loan burden is "unmanageable."

Lenders Speak Out Against Cuts

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Letter to lawmakers says reductions in student loan programs would hurt students and lenders alike, limiting access to college.

Social Security and Defaulted Student Loans

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U.S. can seize benefits when borrower has been delinquent for a decade, Supreme Court rules.

Senate Passes Budget Bill -- But...

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A tumultuous day may only delay passage of budget and other bills that college groups generally dislike.

Flawed Loan System

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Rising student debts and inconsistent rules make time ripe for new repayment options, report says.

Loans for Sale

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Governors in 3 states target student loan agencies for cash influx, but privatization worries critics.

Debt, Deterring Public Service

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Student loan repayment may preclude large numbers of graduates from teaching and social work jobs, study suggests.

New Push to Ease Debt

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Coalition of student groups and lenders urge Education Department to change rules to make student loan repayment easier. 

'60 Minutes' vs. Sallie Mae

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Sallie Mae received the full "60 Minutes" treatment Sunday night, in a segment that highlighted criticism that the student loan giant profits on the backs of students and taxpayers.


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