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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — About 70% of people who are facing jail time in Ohio need the services of a public defender. But there’s a shortage of them. Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that its backers said would help. Democratic Rep David Leland (D-Columbus), an attorney himself, said his bill would increase… Read More
President Joe Biden plans to ask the Education Department to extend pandemic relief for about 41 million federal student loan borrowers through September 30th.
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 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.
Some employers are offering benefits that pay down student loans. They say it’s a popular way to recruit younger workers who are struggling with college debt.
New research this month shows that West Virginia and Kentucky have some of the nation’s worst rates of student loan defaults. West Virginia had the highest and Kentucky the fourth-highest rate of student loan defaults, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Education. In West Virginia, 17.7 percent of students who entered loan… Read More