Education Planning


Higher Education Gets a Negative Outlook from Moody's

11:00 am, July 18, 2014

New York-based debt rating agency Moody's Investors Service has issued a negative outlook for the higher-education sector in the United States.

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How to Make Community Colleges Even More Affordable

10:25 am, July 18, 2014

A lack of federal student loans impacts nearly one million students.

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More Private Lenders Will Dump Student Loan Portfolios: Fitch Ratings

1:42 pm, July 17, 2014

Banks and other investors with private student loans can be expected to sell off these assets as their value declines and more attractive alternatives surface.

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Student Loan Relief -- Is Obama's Plan Enough?

8:57 am, July 15, 2014

While President Obama's student loan relief plan expects to help more than 5 million struggling Americans with their student loan debt, it may not go as far as it ...

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Illinois Sues Student Loan Debt Settlement Firms for Illegal Practices

2:43 pm, July 14, 2014

Elected officials from Illinois have been at the forefront of seeking redress for its citizens with student loans they can't pay off.

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The Corinthian Mess: Shutting Down a Bad Actor or Reinventing the Wheel?

1:58 pm, July 14, 2014

If Corinthian finds a buyer, will new ownership increase the likelihood that this dubious enterprise will continue on in another guise?

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FAFSA on a Post Card? Everything Old is New Again

1:11 pm, July 10, 2014

In the run-up to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), the 49-year-old law that defines federal spending on post-secondary education, Senator Lamar ...

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Government Error Means Thousands of Students May Not Qualify for Financial Aid

9:16 am, July 08, 2014

At least 165,000 applicants may be affected.

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Corinthian Colleges and Department of Education Say They Are Working Toward an Orderly Shutdown

7:49 am, July 01, 2014

Corinthian Colleges said last week that it had made a deal with the Department of Education (ED) to keep the for-profit school in business long enough for it to sell ...

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For-Profit College Chain Falsified Grades, Attendance Records

6:00 am, June 23, 2014

The growing scandal of the for-profit college industry reaches a fever pitch.

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