21 juin 2018

Students dodge debts, paid for by taxpayers

More young Americans are pursuing a degree in Germany to save money – courtesy of German taxpayers, but the government says the investment in foreign students pays off, writes John Blau for Handelsblatt. More...

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17 juin 2018

Key Issues on Student Debt

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Key Issues on Student Debt” is Inside Higher Ed's newest curated collection of articles. You may download a copy free, here. More...

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Debt-Relief Scam to Pay $2.3 Million in FTC Settlement

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The operators of a debt-relief scam have agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle Federal Trade Commission claims that they bilked student loan borrowers out of millions of dollars by pretending to be affiliated with the U.S. Education Department. More...

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Where Grad Students Struggle With Loan Repayments

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A new report examines student loan repayment rates among graduate students -- and finds borrowers who attended historically black colleges struggled the most to pay down their loans within a few years of leaving school. More...

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Court Considers Questions on Loan Forgiveness for Defrauded Students

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. After granting student borrowers a temporary victory last month against the Department of Education, a federal judge this week will consider larger questions about whether all Corinthian Colleges students misled by their former institution should get full relief of their student loan debt. More...

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New Fix for Public Service Loans

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Department of Education on Wednesday announced the process by which borrowers who had made ineligible payments for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program could be reconsidered for the benefit. More...

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Compilation on Key Issues on Student Debt

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Key Issues on Student Debt." You may download a copy free, here. More...

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Court: Education Department Must Resume Debt Relief

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A federal district court on Friday ordered the Education Department to resume full debt relief for those previously found to have been defrauded by the defunct for-profit Corinthian Colleges, the Associated Press reported. The Obama administration started a program for full debt relief, but the Trump administration pulled back that plan and said it would provide only partial relief, based on earnings data from students in comparable programs. More...

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Orthodontist With $1 Million in Student Debt

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A profile in The Wall Street Journal explores how an orthodontist, Mike Meru, faces student loan debt of $1,060,945.42. His debt (much of it interest) comes entirely from paying for dental school at the University of Southern California. More...

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04 juin 2018

Student loan body overhaul aimed at stemming defaults

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenya is planning to overhaul the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) – the agency that disburses loans to students on behalf of the government – and convert it into a funding corporation. More...

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