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Updated September 29, 2022 at 4:28 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — In a remarkable reversal that will affect the fortunes of many student loan borrowers, the U.S. Department of… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — With so much talk these days of when or whether President Biden will broadly cancel student debt – and with payments and interest on that debt… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is again extending the moratorium on federal student loan payments, interest and collections, this time until summer’s end, Aug…. Read More
Updated April 1, 2022 at 9:28 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A federal program intended to help low-income student loan borrowers, and eventually offer them debt cancellation, has failed… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Blink and you could have missed it. For six months, the United States experimented with an idea that’s new here but is already a backstitch in… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A troubled student debt relief program for teachers, police officers and other public service workers will soon get the makeover that borrowers have been demanding. Next… Read More
After an NPR investigation led to an overhaul of the troubled TEACH Grant program, the U.S. Department of Education says teachers have had nearly $44 million in loans turned back into grants.
When U.S. schools went online-only in the spring, many struggled to provide vital services to students with disabilities. Families, advocates and many educators say this fall has to be different.
The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.
The education secretary says many students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges don’t deserve full relief from their loans. Department memos show career staff arguing the opposite.
The Education Department narrowly avoids a subpoena in a fight with House Democrats over forgiving the loans of defrauded student borrowers.
When a loan forgiveness program for public servants wasn’t working, Congress created a temporary fix. Documents obtained by NPR show that the program didn’t fix much.