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October 25, 2013

Students Find Help Resolving Problems With Private Loans

The new federal agency that has positioned itself as a listening ear and champion for Americans wronged by the financial system is coming through for college students. A new report shows the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helped more than 330 people receive financial compensation after making ...

June 18, 2013

More Counseling Urged Around Riskier Private Student Loans

Education and advocacy groups are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to mandate counseling for students before they can take out private loans.

June 05, 2012

Higher Education Leaders Agree to Cost Transparency

Leaders from 10 higher education systems agree to new transparency model in communicating with students after a meeting with Obama administration officials today.

March 21, 2012

Survey Shows Student Misunderstanding On College Loans

Survey of students with college debt shows many didn't understand terms going into the loan process.

March 06, 2012

Consumer Bureau Open for Private Student-Loan Complaints

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened website to receive complaints on private student loans,

January 05, 2012

Student-Aid Groups Welcome Consumer-Protection Leader

Yesterday's recess appointment by President Obama of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was applauded by groups that advocate for student financial aid. With a director in place, the bureau can now exercise all its new powers under law. Student groups hope this me...

November 22, 2011

Federal Consumer Bureau Seeking Info on Private Student Loans

Too often, college students take out private loans when federal ones have better terms. It's a problem that can cost students more in the long run and one that the government wants to address. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a Notice and Request for Information on private loans t...



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