23 août 2019

Senators Push Alternative to Student Loans

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Lawmakers argue bipartisan bill would spur growth of income-share agreements by clarifying consumer protections. Skeptics say the agreements offer students a different kind of debt. More...

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States Put Stamp on Student Loan Oversight

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. After the Trump administration dialed back oversight of student loan servicers, states have responded to demands from consumer groups by passing new laws targeting companies that handle millions of borrowers' payments. More...

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Proposal for Federal Income-Share Agreement Program

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A paper released Tuesday by the Manhattan Institute proposes a federal income-share agreement that would extend students a single $50,000 line of credit. More...

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Report Finds Limited Information on Short-Term Training

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A new report from the Institute for College Access and Success warns that little is known about the results of short-term postsecondary education and training programs that might become eligible for Pell Grants should Congress reduce minimum program-length requirements. More...

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Warren Draws Contrast on Debt Relief Plans

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren unveils details of a debt cancellation bill, making the case for a more targeted approach than legislation offered by rival Bernie Sanders. More...

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GAO: U.S. Should Verify Borrowers’ Income for Income-Driven Loan Plans

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Government Accountability Office in a report released Thursday recommended that the Department of Education do more to verify the income and family size of borrowers applying for income-driven repayment plans. More...

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Paper: Race Connected to Student Borrowing Trends

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A brief released Monday in the journal Education Researcher finds that racial differences in student borrowing have diverged over the past two decades. Since 2000, Hispanic students have been less likely and black students more likely to borrow than white students, the brief finds. More...

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U.S. Reviewing Finances of Reinstated For-Profit Accreditor

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Trump administration is seeking to review the finances of a troubled accreditor that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reinstated last year, an Education Department official said Tuesday. More...

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Debt Collectors Lose Court Battle With Education Department

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Private debt collection agencies lost a legal battle with the Department of Education this week over their role in an overhauled student loan servicing system, dubbed NextGen by the Trump administration. More...

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Prosecutors Back Pell Grants in Prisons

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The country's largest association of prosecutors on Thursday endorsed legislation to repeal the ban on federal aid for incarcerated students. More...

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