Monthly Archives: July 2012

Is College Worth It?

As outstanding student loan debt has now reached $1 trillion, surpassing the debt consumers hold in credit cards and car loans, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has just completed a Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to help students and parents … Continue reading

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StudentAid.Gov

Jul 21,2012 – Education Department Launches New Website and Social Media Tools to Help Students Navigate Financial Aid Process Site part of response to Presidential directive, follows report highlighting issues with private student loans the U.S. Department of Education announced … Continue reading

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Emerging Bubble in Student Loans?

According to Credit Suisse’s US Economics Digest report dated July 5, 2012 by Neal Soss and Dana Saporta, the amount of student loans has increased enormously in the last few years, reaching almost $1 trillion at the end of Q1 … Continue reading

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Gainful Employment on Hold,

A few weeks ago, we wrote about new regulations that were to take effect on July 1 to ensure career education programs were preparing their students for gainful employment. But on June 30, a federal district judge vacated the regulation’s … Continue reading

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Gainful Employment Key Items Shot Down in Eleventh Hour

A federal judge has struck down central parts of hotly debated new federal regulations meant to rein in for-profit colleges that often leave students saddled with debts they cannot repay. In a ruling released on Saturday, U.S. District Judge Rudolph … Continue reading

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