The U.S. Department of Education released final "gainful employment" regulations targeted at ensuring that students who attend career-training programs don't amass too much debt.
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October 30, 2014
August 06, 2014
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators releases 15 recommendations to change college reporting requirements for prospective and enrolled students.
June 19, 2014
A new report from the Education Trust calls for more accountability for colleges that graduate less than 15 percent of students in six years and have a large share of students who are unable to repay their loans after leaving school.
June 11, 2014
The Senate fails to advance a bill to lower interest rates on existing student loans, while President Obama moves to enact regulatory changes to lower payments for college borrowers.
June 09, 2014
The Obama administration is expected to announce an expansion of the Pay As You Earn program to provide student-loan relief to an estimated 5 million borrowers with older loans.
January 13, 2014
New emails released from the U.S. Department of Education reflect concern about the Obama administration's plans to devise a college-rating system.
September 17, 2013
Senate lawmakers welcome recommendations for topics to cover in upcoming hearings of Higher Education Act reauthorization.
July 31, 2013
The U.S. House is expected to vote today on a bill that would initially lower interest rates on student loans and tie future rates to the market.
June 18, 2013
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 03, 2013
Advocacy groups plan to rally on June 5 to keep student-loan interest rates from doubling on July 1.