03 avril 2016

Report Raises New Concerns About Education Dept.’s Oversight of Loan Servicers

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Department of Education’s inspector general has expressed new concerns about a 2015 departmental review of loan servicers, which concluded that the companies generally obeyed rules governing a low-interest-rate benefit for active-duty service members. More...

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In New Rule on Student-Loan Forgiveness, 2 Lawmakers Demand Fewer ‘Hoops’

By Kelly Field. Two members of Congress pressed the U.S. Education Department on Wednesday to make it easier for student-loan borrowers to have their loans forgiven if they were defrauded by colleges. More...

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02 avril 2016

Student loans: confusion reigns on England’s HE spending

By John Morgan. OECD planning to change measures of public spending on HE amid complex picture on student loans. More...

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01 avril 2016

Extend loan policy to adjuncts

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. I respond to the Monday Dispatch article “Instructors carry load for low pay, no benefits,” about adjunct faculty in higher education. More...

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Even well-off black students carry more loan debt says study

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. As student loan debt plays a growing role in the gap between America's haves and have-nots, new research suggests that imbalance could make it even harder for young minorities to climb the income ladder. More...

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Where it’s almost impossible to default on college debt

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Sills’s tuition, like that of almost all Australian students, is covered by a loan-like subsidy he doesn’t have to pay back until his future earnings reach a comfortable level, when it will be withheld as a fraction of his wages. More...

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New student loan report reveals promising repayment trends

University Business LogoSubmitted by rbendici. The U.S. Department of Education has released its Quarterly Student Aid Report, a collection of key performance data on the federal student loan portfolio, revealing continued increases in income-driven repayment enrollment with notable decreases in defaults and delinquencies. More...

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A community resource on financial planning

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In 2009, when Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) in Maryland launched its Community Financial Center, the nation was in the middle of a mortgage crisis. More...

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31 mars 2016

Are new loans enough to persuade you to do a master's?

The Guardian homeByLucy Hodges. The new loan scheme coming into force this year should see a marked increase in applications for master’s degrees, but some say the £10,000 limit is inadequate. More...

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Debt fears 'deter poor Scottish students from choosing best courses'

The Guardian homeBy. Scottish students from deprived areas more likely than English counterparts to continue living at home and choose cheaper courses, experts say. More...

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