Congressional leaders agree to extend for a year the "temporary" law that has been credited with ensuring availability of federal student loans.
Proportion of 2006 borrowers who failed to repay student loans grew, with career institutions leading the way.
Long-simmering tension between state student aid commission and its student loan subsidiary boils over into accusation of federal rule breaking.
In response to student loan crunch, Spelman College pioneers new initiative to help students at risk of not graduating because of serious financial shortfalls.
Federal appeals court sides with student loan borrower in bankruptcy fight with the country's biggest loan guarantee agency.
46% of private colleges report that some students have "stopped out" of school or shifted to part-time study because they could not get private loans to pay tuition.
Education Dept. plans to replicate existing programs to ease flow of funds to students and colleges, and add a third to try to ease choked credit markets.
After financial aid officers' group urges federal government to extend financial help to providers of alternative loans, student and college associations take the other side, aggressively.
Thousands of student borrowers who got back on track to repay loans after defaulting may be out in the cold because of the financial crisis, even as U.S. helps other lenders and students.
In first Congressional appearance, Duncan faces relatively little criticism of president's ambitious college proposals -- even on plan to end lender-based loan program.
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