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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