Posts tagged: Student Loans - Diverse
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Student Loan Default Rate Rises Slightly

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | September 27, 2017 The portion of students defaulting on their federal student loans inched up 11.3 to 11.5 percen Read more

Organizations Call for DeVos to Halt Student Loan Policy Changes

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | September 19, 2017
The regulatory changes being pursued by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the student [...] Read more

Action on Student Loan Forgiveness Delayed as Rules Revised

by Maria Danilova, Associated Press | September 13, 2017
WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit co [...] Read more

Education Department Derided, Praised for Student Loan Protection ‘Pause’

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | July 10, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education drew both scorn and praise Monday at a public hearing on its p [...] Read more

Incoming Federal Student Aid Boss ‘Could Be Great, Could Be Terrible’

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | June 21, 2017
The private student loan company executive selected to head the Federal Student Aid agency (FSA [...] Read more

Advocacy Groups Pan DeVos Rollback of For-profit College Regulations

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | June 14, 2017
Several advocacy groups on Wednesday assailed a U.S. Department of Education plan to roll back [...] Read more

Federal Student Aid Boss Runcie Resigns

by Catherine Morris | May 24, 2017
James Runcie, who led the Office of Federal Student Aid for the past seven years as chief opera [...] Read more

Swygert: Loan Servicing Change Could Rock HBCUs

by Reginald Stuart | May 21, 2017
Any wrong turn, albeit well intentioned, could further jeopardize the fragile state of HBCUs, D [...] Read more

Department of Education Seeking Single Servicer for Student Loans

by Catherine Morris |
The Department of Education announced on Friday that it would offer a contract to a single serv [...] Read more

Experts: Private Lenders Could Complicate Student Loan Program

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | February 15, 2017
If private lenders are allowed back into the federal student loan program — a program from wh [...] Read more

Report Finds HBCU Students Overly Burdened by Loans

by Jamal Eric Watson | December 14, 2016
A report by the United Negro College Fund finds that students at historically Black colleges an [...] Read more

Diverse Conversations: Grading Obama’s Presidency on Higher Ed

by Matthew Lynch | December 12, 2016
High student loan debt, access, accountability, and everything in between were put in President [...] Read more

Department of Education Forgiving Loans of Some Former ITT Tech Students

by Catherine Morris | September 19, 2016
The Department of Education said today that it would put a maximum of $500 million towards fede [...] Read more

Black Students Outpacing Other Groups for Loans

by Catherine Morris | July 21, 2015
Students of all races and ethnicities are taking out loans, but a larger percentage of Black un [...] Read more