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Obama To Cancel Debts Owed By Defrauded For-Profit College Students

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education will cancel $27.8 million in federal student loans owed by some 1,300 former students of defunct for-profit school c...

Federal Student Aid Office Calls Failure A Success -- And Hands Out Big Bonuses

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

In 1998, the Republican-led Congress and President Bill Clinton's Democratic administration decided to give the U.S. Department of Education's financ...

Disgraced For-Profit College Misled Students As Education Dept Delays Relief

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Corinthian Colleges Inc., the defunct for-profit chain of schools, may have duped 85,000 students into enrolling by advertising false job placement r...

How The Obama Administration Is Making It Harder To Shed Student Debt

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Education Management Corp., the nation’s second-largest for-profit college company, appears to have a good friend in Education Secretary Arne D...

Consumer Regulator Considers Student Loan Rules To Fix 'Widespread Failures'

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

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Struggling Borrowers At Higher Risk Of Default As Education Department Resists Recommendations

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

Millions of Americans are more likely to default on their federal student loans because the Education Department refuses to tell them they’re el...

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'Corinthian 100' Ask Education Department: What About Us?

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Fourteen federal student loan borrowers refusing to make their monthly payments to protest the U.S. Department of Education's shoddy oversight of for-...

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'Corinthian 15' Becomes 'Corinthian 100' As Federal Student Debt Strike Grows

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

An organized revolt against the U.S. Department of Education is growing. On Monday, the so-called “Corinthian 15” announced they had grown to t...

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Education Department Shows Little Concern About Lawbreaking Debt Collectors

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education acknowledges all of its contract debt collectors have violated federal consumer protection laws. But it doesn't m...

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CFPB Faults Education Department's Debt Collectors

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

An undisclosed number of debt collectors working for the U.S. Department of Education misled borrowers in distress, obstructing some of them from maki...

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The Federal Government Has No Idea How Much Americans Owe On Student Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Americans collectively owe lenders some $1.32 trillion on their student loans. Or at least $1.14 trillion. Or $708 billion. Or $1.16 trillion. The ...

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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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Education Department Slow To Recover Millions From Sallie Mae

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education has not yet recouped some $22 million in allegedly improper payments to Sallie Mae, despite a four-year-old recommend...

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Arne Duncan Signals Worry Over Student Debt Levels

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday expressed concern at record student debt levels, signaling growing worry within the Obama administr...