With agencies weighing alternatives for aiding student loan providers, lawmakers float plan to let lenders sell and repurchase loans without paying interest to U.S. treasury.
More than a quarter of colleges in guaranteed student loan program say they are contemplating switch to government-run program; change likeliest among 2-year colleges.
With new threats of lender departures, agencies unveil proposals that are seen as likely to satisfy banks (and Sallie Mae?).
Federal audit finds that New York for-profit college paid off students' loans to protect itself -- then turned delinquent borrowers over to collection agencies.
As federal agencies formally unveil plan to avert student loan availability crisis, officials earn grudging credit from players across the political and student aid spectrum.
College financial aid administrators prepare to help students understand a complicated new federal grant for teachers in training, of which many were critical.
Idea of making federal system of allocating financial aid simpler and more effective gains momentum, but political impediments await.
A new crop of online student lending services is approaching its first full semester in business. Will the "people to people" model catch on as a new source of alternative loans?
Hoping to draw more community colleges into the federal loan program, 2 groups urge Education Department to make it clearer that few borrowers at 2-year institutions fail to repay their loans.
As usual sources of financial backing dry up, Illinois and North Carolina loan providers work with state credit unions to ensure continued flow of funds to student borrowers.
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