Several colleges reach student loan accords with N.Y.'s attorney general, repaying $3.2 million, as others face legal threat.
On Wednesday, the other shoe dropped in a growing investigation of colleges' ties to the lenders they recommend to their students -- and many experts on the loan programs were stunned by the developments.
Fallout grows in scandal over college ties to lenders, with new accusations and expanded debates over ethics and priorities.
Top executives of lender placed on leave; investigations at Johns Hopkins, Widener and Capella; worries about fallout for students.
Loan scandals are just barely on many students' radar screens -- but say the word "loan," and they care (at least a little bit).
As Congress's student loan inquiry expands, Sallie Mae settles with New York attorney general, but is "pleased" with outcome.
Education Dept. promises more scrutiny; documents released on federal official; Chicago State president's ties questioned ... and possible sale of Sallie Mae.
As charges escalate, the ultimate hammer -- cuts to U.S. subsidies -- appear in the offing. Sallie Mae reportedly will be sold for $25B.
Deal would put student loan giant into private hands, raising questions in Congress as lender scandal expands.
Spellings announces move in letter that defends Education Department oversight, drawing Congressional rebuke.
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