Loan programs

Push for debt-free college moves to congressional campaigns

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Advocates who helped prod Democratic presidential candidates to embrace the concept seek to spread the issue into election drives for the U.S. Senate and House.

Clinton will reportedly propose 3-month moratorium on repaying student loans

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During a three-month hiatus, borrowers would be encouraged to refinance at lower interest rates.

What other countries can teach the U.S. about student loans

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Could student loan repayment models from other countries work in the United States?

Obama administration plans to revamp how Education Department collects student loans

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After years of criticism from companies it hires to collect student loan payments, the Education Department plans to create a single standardized portal for borrowers to make payments.

Civil liberties and consumer groups sue Education Department for debt collection records

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Federal lawsuit seeks to force the Education Department to provide information about its debt collection practices, including their impact on minority borrowers.

Obama administration finalizes new restrictions on campus debit cards and other financial products

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The new rules include a prohibition on overdraft fees for campus debit cards and a requirement for colleges to publicly disclose agreements with banks and other financial institutions.

Appeals court says borrowers can sue major student loan agency

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In a decision hailed by consumer advocates, a federal appeals court rules that a major student loan agency is not immune from lawsuits.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Eyes New Rules for Student Loan Servicers

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Armed with a new report outlining student loan servicing problems, the consumer bureau says it's exploring tougher new regulation of the industry.

Judge approves Corinthian liquidation plan, leaving $4 million for student loan discharge efforts

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Corinthian's court-approved liquidation plan will provide $4.3 million for former students, which they will use to press U.S. to grant more sweeping discharges for students of the defunct for-profit chain.

Obama administration will draft new rules on student debt relief, with focus on college accountability

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Obama administration plans to clarify when defrauded student loan borrowers can have their loans forgiven -- and give the Education Department new tools to go after colleges.


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