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June 27, 2012

Congress Nears Agreement on Student Loan Interest Rates

U.S. Senate leaders have announced agreement on a plan to keep subsidized Stafford loan rates at 3.4 percent.

May 25, 2012

Senate Fails to Move Forward on Student Loan Rate Relief

U.S. Senate fails to pass proposals from Republicans and Democrats for keeping Stafford student loan rates low.

May 23, 2012

Consistent and Clear Financial-Aid Award Letters Urged

A professional group of student financial aid administrators released report with recommendations to improve award letters to students.

April 23, 2012

Campaign to Stop Student-Loan Rate Hike Intensifies

The cry to keep federal student-loan interest rates from doubling in July is getting louder. On Saturday, President Obama dedicated his weekly radio address to the call to stop federally subsidized Stafford loans from rising from the current 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. He is taking his message on t...

April 02, 2012

College Debt Follows Students Into Senior Citizen Years

New figures from the Federal Reserve show senior citizens owe substantial student loan debt.

March 14, 2012

Activity on Capitol Hill Draws Attention to Student-Debt Issue

Students lobby to stop student loan interest rate increase, while Michigan Congressman introduces bill to forgive student debt after 10 years.

February 22, 2012

Revisiting the Hypothesis That Tuition Rises With Student Aid

New paper from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity offers updated view of William Bennett's hypothesis about the link between increased financial aid and rising tuition costs.

January 27, 2012

Obama Outlines Details of College Affordability Proposals

The president is pushing a series of initiatives aimed at pressuring colleges to keep tuition down and making it easier for families to compare financial aid packages.

January 25, 2012

Obama Calls on Colleges to Rein in Costs, Urges Support for Students

President Obama's focus on college access and affordability in last night's State of the Union Address was welcomed in the higher education community. But his strong language of putting colleges "on notice" to rein in tuition costs left some wondering how that could be achieved in the current econom...

January 03, 2012

Most—But Not All—Colleges Roll Out Net-Price Calculators

Despite a new federal requirement that colleges have a "net price calculator" on their websites, 272 institutions have yet to comply, and some calculators are hard to find. The assessment is provided by, a new McLean, Va.-based company that tracks compliance with the manda...

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