The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on student loan bankruptcy reform as the federal government prepares to end its pause on payments this fall.
By News Desk
The Education Department says the change could lead to $1 billion in loans being canceled for 72,000 borrowers, all of whom attended for-profit schools.
By Carole Feldman, Associated Press
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says data shows that canceling federal student debt would result in higher incomes, more jobs, greater homeownership rates and more small business formation.
By Associated Press
The U.S. Education Department is promising to process student loan forgiveness claims for nearly 170,000 borrowers within 18 months as part of a proposed settlement announced Friday in a federal lawsuit filed in California.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
Morehouse College's class of 2019 was stunned on Sunday when their commencement speaker, Robert F. Smith, promised to eliminate all of the graduates' student debt. But the generous pledge also highlights the distinct wealth gap for recent African American graduates.
The idea of the TEACH Grant program was simple: Teachers got a grant to pay for college or graduate school, and in exchange they agreed to teach for four years where they're needed. But an investigation by NPR found that…
For years the for-profit college sector boomed, but consumer complaints about fraud led the Obama administration to crack down: Two major for-profit chains were closed, and new regulations provided more forgiveness for student debt. Recently, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos…
By Megan Thompson
The PBS NewsHour Weekend reporting team is gathering personal stories from people who are retired or nearing retirement and are repaying student loans.
By Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
The Department of Education will still roll out a website through which borrowers can repay their loans, regardless of their provider.
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