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3 Charts That Show Just How Dire The Student Debt Crisis Has Become

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business

President Barack Obama has said that a college degree "has never been more valuable." But if you borrow to finance your degree, the immediate returns ...

The Obama Administration Just Hired One Of Its Biggest Critics

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

A former federal regulator and Elizabeth Warren acolyte who has repeatedly questioned the Obama administration’s treatment of student loan borr...

Wall Street Is Pummeling The Nation's Largest Student Loan Company

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business

Student loan giant Navient Corp. plunged on Wall Street Thursday to an all-time low that for the first time was less than the company's book value. N...

How Elizabeth Warren Beat A Student Loan Giant

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.31.2015 | Business

Two years ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded to know why a government-sponsored bank meant to expand homeownership was instead lending money on...

When You Weren't Paying Attention Congress Shook Up The Student Loan Market

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business

Some 42 million Americans could become less likely to fall behind on their student loans -- and get better customer service -- thanks to a new measure...

The Obama Administration Wants To Bypass Student Loan Servicers

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

The Department of Education soon will allow Americans with federal student loans to bypass the department's contractors and make payments directly to...

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...

Student Loan Borrowers To Pay More Under Tentative Budget Pact

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Americans with federal student loans will pay more under the tentative budget deal struck on Monday by the White House and congressional leaders, tha...

Why Leon Cooperman Is Betting On Troubled Student Loan Giant Navient Corp.

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

To some federal and state regulators, student loan giant Navient Corp. is a company that too often mistreats borrowers and deprives them of their righ...

Robocalls Emerge As Latest Fix For Nation's Student Loan Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

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Arne Duncan Resigns Amid Legacy-Threatening Student Debt Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan came to Washington to reform K-12 schooling. But as he announced Friday that he plans to leave office in De...

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

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

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You'll Never Guess The Single Greatest Risk Factor For Student Loan Default

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

Borrowers were at greater risk of defaulting if their student loans were handled by the Department of Education's main loan contractor than if they ha...

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...

Wall Street Punishes Troubled Student Loan Giant Navient Corp.

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

Investors fled Navient Corp. on Wednesday, sending shares in the nation's largest student loan company to an all-time low as federal consumer regulato...

CFPB Considers Suing Student Loan Giant Navient For Cheating Borrowers

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

Federal regulators are considering suing Navient Corp., the nation's largest student loan company, for allegedly cheating borrowers, the company said...

CFPB Probes Education Department Loan Contractors Over Potentially Faulty Practices

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

The federal consumer bureau on Monday launched an industry-wide investigation to determine why borrowers with federal student loans are bein...

Student Loan Delinquencies Jump As Crisis Spreads

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

The share of Americans behind on their student loan payments jumped over the past year despite the improving economy, new data released Thursday show....

Hillary Clinton Wants To Help Student Debtors By Taxing The Rich

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

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Senate Democrats Pan Education Department Audit Of Loans to Troops

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

The Department of Education may have misled the public when it cleared its favored student loan contractors of wrongdoing in their treatment of a...

Discover Penalized For Allegedly Cheating Student Loan Borrowers

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

Discover Financial Services agreed to pay at least $18.5 million for allegedly cheating more than 100,000 borrowers with private student loans, the f...

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Troops Can't Trust Student Loan Servicers, Top Regulator Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

U.S. troops can’t rely on student loan companies, including those working for the Department of Education, to give them accurate information about l...

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Education Department To Miss Deadline On Helping Student Borrowers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is about to miss its July 1 deadline on three key directives from President Barack Obama regarding fair treatment of ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Vastly Undercounted Troops Overcharged By Student Loan Giant

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

New data from the U.S. Department of Justice strongly suggest that the Education Department missed thousands of violations of federal law when it publ...

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Education Department Clears Navient Of Wrongdoing In Troops-Cheating Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education has formally cleared Navient Corp., the student loan giant formerly part of Sallie Mae, of wrongdoing after an invest...