Monthly Archives: June 2012

Congress Ready to Compromise on Student Loans

With just days to go before the clock runs out, Congress appears ready to forge a reasonable compromise to keep interest rates low on federally subsidized college loans for the coming year. Without action, the rates would double from 3.4 … Continue reading

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Examine Student Data to Target Your Default Prevention Efforts

Deciding what tactics to put in your default prevention plan to target students while they still are enrolled can be difficult. The steps a school can take to prevent default often are limited by time and resources. We know that … Continue reading

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‘Student loans? We’ll pay ’em,’ say cities trying to fight brain drain

The other day on National Public Radio I overheard the following regarding the brain drain is a common curse of rural America. In an effort to keep young, highly educated people in their communities, rural areas and small cities are … Continue reading

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One Reason to Avoid Private Loans

Need a reason to rage this morning? Try reading this piece, published by Propublica, about the struggles of Francisco Reynoso, a gardener from California who is trying to navigate the byzantine student loan system in the wake of his son’s … Continue reading

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New Obama Income Based Repayment Plan

Under the Income Based Repayment program that began in 2007, former students can enroll to cap student loan payments at 15 percent of their discretionary income if they pay on time. In 2009, Obama lowered the cap to 10 percent … Continue reading

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Attorneys general target for-profit colleges looking to make a buck — especially off veterans

Las Vegas Sun By Karoun Demirjian (contact) Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | 2 a.m. Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has joined 21 of her counterparts in asking Congress to limit the ability of for-profit colleges to enrich themselves at … Continue reading

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