07 septembre 2019

Ucas accused of abusing its position with debt firm advert

The GuardianA message from Ucas to students registered with its service carried advertising for Future Finance, a Dublin-based private debt firm that offers loans of up to £40,000 to students at UK universities. More...

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04 septembre 2019

Raising the Bar for Loan Forgiveness

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Trump administration's final borrower-defense regulations -- a key part of new approach to college accountability -- cut billions in potential loan relief for students who allege they were defrauded. More...

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02 septembre 2019

What’s worse than student loan debt? Owing money and earning no college degree.

Techno-News BlogThe National Student Clearinghouse, which follows the status of undergraduates at institutions eligible for federal aid, gathers information about the so-called college “persistence” rate. More...

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25 août 2019

Government yet to refund £28m in student loan overpayments

The GuardianThe government is holding on to more than £28m in student loan overpayments by graduates that have been identified but not yet refunded. More...

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24 août 2019

Could a tax on stock trades pay off the nation’s student debt?

The ConversationIf several of the Democratic candidates for president have their way, student debt will be a thing of the past – at least for current student loan borrowers. More...

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23 août 2019

Morehouse College Launches Effort to Reduce Student Debt

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Morehouse College in Atlanta is launching a new fundraising and research initiative to curb student loan debt and help graduates build careers unburdened by heavy debt. More...

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Teachers Sue DeVos Over Public Service Loan Forgiveness

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in federal court Thursday alleging "gross mismanagement" of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. More...

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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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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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