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Shahien Nasiripour

Senate Democrats Slam Arne Duncan Over 'Business As Usual' Treatment Of Controversial Contractor

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

Last May, after the Justice Department accused one of his contractors of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on their federal student loans, Edu...

Shahien Nasiripour

Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers Face Potential Obama Administration 'Boondoggle'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Defrauded student loan borrowers seeking relief from the Obama administration are confronting an Education Department process that a senior House Demo...

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Student Loan Repayment Can Be Confusing, So Nonprofits Are Creating A Hotline To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.20.2015 | College

Student loan borrowers struggling with confusing information from the U.S. Department of Education will get help from a new website and hotline being ...

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Consumer Agency Begins Probe Of Student Loan Servicers, Signaling Stronger Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday launched a broad review of the often murky business of student loan servicing, questioning whethe...

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Student Loan Giant Likely To Be Cleared In Education Department Probe Of Troop-Cheating

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

One year after the U.S. Department of Justice accused student loan giant Navient Corp. of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on private and fed...

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Obama Administration Improperly Denies Student Loan Debt Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

Federal law allows students who were defrauded by their colleges into taking out federal student loans to have their debts forgiven. The Obama adminis...

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Obama Administration Considers New 'Roadblocks' For Ex-Corinthian Colleges Students Seeking Debt Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is considering new hurdles for student loan borrowers seeking to get out of their debts by claiming their schools swi...

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Education Department Steers Corinthian Colleges Students To Other Troubled For-Profits

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is telling thousands of students from now-shuttered for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. to consider ...

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Troubled For-Profit Corinthian Colleges Shutting Down As Education Department Faces Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

Corinthian Colleges Inc., once one of the nation's largest chains of for-profit colleges, announced Sunday it is abruptly shutting down after failing ...

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Student Loan Giant Bemoans Cost Of Mounting Government Probes

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

Investors in Navient Corp., the student loan behemoth formerly known as Sallie Mae, are finding out just how costly it can be when government regulato...

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Education Department Nears Deal With Student Loan Giant Over Cheating Troops

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is nearing a deal with Navient Corp., the student loan giant formerly known as Sallie Mae, over allegations the compa...

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Debt Collectors Lose Lawsuits Against Education Department

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Education brought by four of its contracted student loan debt collectors ...

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Heald College Fined For Misleading Students About Job Prospects

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

Heald College, the jewel of a once-thriving chain of for-profit colleges owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., misled students and accreditation agencies...

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State AGs Urge Federal Forgiveness Of Student Loans Tied To Dodgy For-Profit Chain

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

Top state prosecutors from Oregon to Massachusetts, who contend they have evidence that thousands of Americans were fraudulently urged to take out fed...

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Obama Administration Exaggerates Enrollment In Key Student Loan Plan As Borrowers Suffer

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

The Education Department is publicly inflating the number of distressed borrowers taking advantage of its most generous student loan repayment program...

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New Federal Data Show Student Loan Borrowers Suffering More Than Previously Believed

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

About one-third of borrowers with federal student loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education are late on their payments, according to new federal...

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American Legion Criticizes Education Department Over Student Loan Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

The American Legion, the influential veterans organization, has criticized the U.S. Department of Education's handling of federal allegations that stu...

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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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'Corinthian 15' Student Debt Strike Picks Up Congressional Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Former for-profit college students who publicly announced a "debt strike" have gained a prominent endorsement from an influential member of Congress. ...

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Education Department Terminates Contracts With Debt Collectors Accused Of Wrongdoing

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education, under fire for its lackluster oversight of student loan contractors, said Friday it will terminate its relationship ...

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For-Profit College Students Refuse To Repay Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Last November, Latonya Suggs, a 28-year-old Cincinnati woman with an infant son, went to a hotel ballroom in Southern California and told two of the f...

U.S. High School Graduation Rate Reaches High Of 81 Percent

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

The U.S. high school graduation rate reached a new high of 81 percent for the 2012–2013 school year, according to data released Thursday by the Depa...

Tyler Kingkade

When The Feds Leave, Colleges Go Back To Underreporting Sex Assaults

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.06.2015 | College

The number of sexual assaults reported by colleges and universities tends to increase by an average of 44 percent while they're under review by the U....