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Shahien Nasiripour

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 ...

Shahien Nasiripour

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

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 ...

Shahien Nasiripour

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

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 ...

Shahien Nasiripour

'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 ...

Shahien Nasiripour

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...

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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....

Feds Issue Framework For College Ratings, But Not The Actual Plan

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.19.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Colleges and universities have fretted over how they will be judged under a new college ratings system President Barack Obama annou...

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AFL-CIO Targets Navient As Scrutiny Over Student Loan Servicing Mounts

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

The nation’s largest labor federation is taking aim at Navient Corp. for alleged mistreatment of borrowers, adding to the student loan specialist's ...

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Senate Democrats Demand Obama Administration Forgive Corinthian Students' Debts

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

A group of Senate Democrats has urged the Obama administration to forgive debts incurred by thousands of current and former students at troubled for-p...

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U.S.-Brokered Bailout Of For-Profit Colleges Treats Students 'Like Financial Assets'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Some 39,000 college students will soon stop making tuition payments to a company that state and federal regulators allege advertised bogus job prospec...

The Biggest Threat To Gov't Computers: Federal Employees

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

They have clicked links in bogus phishing emails, opened malware-laden websites and been tricked by scammers into sharing information. Federal employ...

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Treasury Department Endorses Student Loan Deals Slammed By Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday praised a move, already panned by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), to increase the amount of m...

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Colleges Win, Student Borrowers Lose In Obama Administration Absolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is turning its back on at least 1,000 borrowers in favor of shielding their former colleges from potentially cripplin...

Shahien Nasiripour

Consumer Group Criticizes Education Department's Debt Collectors

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration should radically restructure the office of the Education Department that handles student aid, and it should stop paying priva...