Loan programs

Turning Blue from College Costs

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A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.

Bumpy Ride Ahead for Bankers

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With Democratic takeover in Congress, those in the student loan industry might have reason for concern. 

Showdown on Student Aid Ethics

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At loan industry meeting, president of upstart lender confronts head of financial aid officials' group on gifts policy at its conference.

An Outline with Few Details

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Incoming chair of House education committee addresses -- quite generally -- higher ed issues for the year ahead.

Documenting the Boom in Private Loans

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Study's finding that 20 percent of students with alternative loans do not borrow from federal government raises troubling questions.

More Than a Rabble Rouser?

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Move by student loan borrower advocate to create a PAC sparks disagreement about founder's influence and tactics.

Democrats Rally for Debt Relief

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Cuts to interest rates on subsidized loans, the new majority says, would be "the first step."

Rancorous House Backs Student Loan Bill

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Lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to cut interest rate in half by 2011, but Republicans and Democrats spar over tactics and history. 

Disputed Accord in Student Loan Case

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Education Department concludes that Nelnet broke law, but settlement lets lender keep $278 million in payments.

More Bad News for Lenders

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Leading senator poised to introduce legislation requiring banks to compete on price for right to offer federal student loans.


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