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October 30, 2014

New Regulation Limits Debt for Graduates of For-Profit Colleges

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.

August 06, 2014

Financial Aid Professionals Call for Reporting Changes

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators releases 15 recommendations to change college reporting requirements for prospective and enrolled students.

June 19, 2014

Advocacy Group Calls for Cutting Federal Aid to College 'Dropout Factories'

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

Obama Pursues Regulatory Change to Ease Student Loan Costs, as Senate Bill Fails

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

Obama Aiming To Expand Affordable Student-Loan Repayment Program

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

Obama Push for College-Rating System Sparks Skepticism From Higher Ed.

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

Lawmakers Invite Feedback on Reauthorizing Higher Education Act

Senate lawmakers welcome recommendations for topics to cover in upcoming hearings of Higher Education Act reauthorization.

July 31, 2013

Changes Likely Coming to Student-Loan Interest Rates

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

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 03, 2013

Rally Planned to Fight Higher Interest Rates on College Loans

Advocacy groups plan to rally on June 5 to keep student-loan interest rates from doubling on July 1.

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