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Education Department Sends More Student Borrowers To Firm Just Penalized By DOJ

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

The Education Department has rewarded a former Sallie Mae unit with more taxpayer-provided business even after the loan servicer, now known as Navient...

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Education Department Admits It Will Pay Much Reviled Student Loan Firms More Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education will pay its oft-criticized student loan servicers more money under new contracts that the White House demanded in re...

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Obama Administration To Reward Student Loan Company Accused Of Cheating Troops

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration plans to reward Navient Corp, the student loan specialist formerly owned by Sallie Mae, with new business some three months a...

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Education Department Could Give Billion-Dollar Contract To Company Accused Of Cheating Soldiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is seriously considering granting a potentially billion-dollar, decade-long contract to a former unit of Sallie Mae, ...

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Labor Groups Petition Arne Duncan To Dump Sallie Mae

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

A prominent student group and the nation’s largest labor federation are among organizations with close ties to the White House demanding that the De...

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Sallie Mae Braces For Nearly $200 Million In Penalties As Education Department Ponders Next Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Sallie Mae and its former loan servicing unit have struck a deal with federal authorities to resolve allegations that the nation's largest student loa...

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U.S. Knew Sallie Mae Cheated Service Members On Student Loans, But Renewed Contract Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators discovered evidence showing Sallie Mae cheated active-duty military service members on their federal student loans at least two ...

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Sallie Mae Cheated Soldiers On Federal Student Loans, Government Investigators Find

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators have uncovered evidence that Sallie Mae cheated active-duty soldiers on federal student loans, according to people familiar with...

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Student Loan Borrowers Win As Education Department Reverses Course

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Borrowers with federal student loans may now access the U.S. government's latest rankings of loan specialists after the Department of Education on Tue...

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Elizabeth Warren: Sallie Mae May Be Hurting Borrowers, Taxpayers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

For student loan giant Sallie Mae, it may seem that every passing day brings word of yet another government probe. On Tuesday, it was Sen. Elizabet...

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Sallie Mae's Woes Grow

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

The Illinois attorney general has launched a broad probe into Sallie Mae, leading a coalition of state prosecutors investigating whether the embattled...

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Student Borrowers In The Dark As Education Department Limits Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

The Department of Education has quietly stopped disclosing its quarterly assessment of student loan companies, making it nearly impossible for the pub...

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Sallie Mae Claims Borrowers' Thank-You Notes Exceed Complaints

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student loan company whose business practices are under investigation by at least three federal agencies, has told la...

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Major Education Groups Pressure Arne Duncan To Crack Down On Sallie Mae

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Student borrowers can't expect the basic consumer protections provided to millions of Americans who take out loans because the Department of Education...