31 juillet 2015

Maintenance loans are leaving students £265 short every month

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. Survey finds the majority of students are relying on additional income from parents and part-time jobs to get by while at university. More...

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British-educated teens finally granted student loans to go to university

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . Young people previously denied from applying for student loans in Britain will now be able to take up their university places, after a Supreme Court ruling makes them eligible. Read more...

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Student debts to exceed £50,000 for poorest, says IFS

By Jack Grove. Institute for Fiscal Studies says George Osborne’s Budget changes will also hit middle-earning graduates by more than £6,000 on average. More...

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Proposal to force current students to pay more for loans ‘cynical and immoral’

By John Morgan. Government attacked by Hepi president for backtracking on pledge to increase loan repayment threshold. More...

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04 juillet 2015

Education Dept. Selects Official to Develop Debt Relief Process

HomeThe U.S. Department of Education announced Joseph A. Smith has been appointed as special master to help the department and student borrowers through the debt relief process in the wake of the Corinthian Colleges shutdown. Smith's appointment is a part of the Obama administration's debt relief plan that is expected to help federal borrowers who can prove they were defrauded by their college. Read more...

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Former Student Loan Watchdog Takes on ITT

HomeThe former student loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- who is still taking on for-profit colleges from his new perch -- sent a letter to ITT Educational Services investors Wednesday asking them to reform the for-profit institution. Read more...

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CFPB Letter on Student Debt Relief Scams

HomeThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Monday wrote to three web search engines -- Google, Bing and Yahoo -- to ask the companies to work with federal and state authorities to prevent "student debt relief scammers" from targeting distressed borrowers. Read more...

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Student Loan Watchdog to Leave U.S. Consumer Agency

HomeThe official who has driven the U.S. Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's increasingly aggressive scrutiny of student loans and for-profit higher education is leaving the agency. Read more...

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Clinton Vows to Help Students With Debt

HomeIn a speech billed as a campaign opening, Hillary Clinton, favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination, pledged Saturday to take steps to help students afford higher education. She twice referred to students' debt burdens, and vowed to do something about them. Read more...

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Debt Forgiveness and Liquidation

HomeBy Paul Fain. The messy dismantling of Corinthian Colleges is moving through a federal bankruptcy court, as a judge mulls whether to halt loan repayments for up to 350,000 former students and the defunct for-profit chain seeks the court’s approval for the fire sale of its remaining assets – including trademarks, furniture and even old diplomas and typewriters. Read more...

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