Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

ReporterWashington, D.C.

Joseph A. Smith also oversaw the government’s national mortgage settlement.

  • Jun 25, 2015

“While not every for-profit college is a bad actor, one veteran mistreated is one veteran too many,” Sen. Tom Carper said, in a statement.

  • Jun 25, 2015

Former CFPB member Rohit Chopra is taking on for-profit college ITT in his new role as senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

  • Jun 24, 2015

The CFPB is asking Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Bing to help stop criminals from using their sites for student debt relief scams.

  • Jun 22, 2015

Government agency finds that 90 percent of private student loan borrowers who applied to have the co-signer of their loan released from the contract were rejected.

  • Jun 19, 2015

Rohit Chopra is set to leave the federal government next week and was mum on future plans.

  • Jun 17, 2015

  • Jun 17, 2015

A spending plan released by a House committee Tuesday would prevent the Obama administration from moving forward with new regulations limiting the amount of debt students can carry in career-training programs.

  • Jun 16, 2015

As the District continues to attract fitness studios and health clubs, new entrants are getting creative with their real estate choices.

  • Jun 16, 2015

Schools are using predictive analytics to pinpoint when students are most at risk of dropping out of college.

  • Jun 14, 2015

Bert Ashe explores his decision to wear dreadlocks and the many societal interpretations.

  • Jun 12, 2015

Liberal leaders are coalescing around a set of solutions that offer a window into the kinds of ideas that Clinton and her staff are sifting through as they build her platform.

  • Jun 12, 2015

The Obama administration will consider erasing the federal debt of students whose school violated state law. That is, if they can prove it.

  • Jun 9, 2015

The government is taking steps to make it easier for Corinthian College students to get debt relief. But some say its too little too late.

  • Jun 8, 2015

Perry’s record on this subject as governor was mixed. Some say his policies did more to add to the burden of student debt than relieve it.

  • Jun 5, 2015

The companies don’t advertise that students can get some of that same help for free.

  • Jun 2, 2015

Thousands of troops who were charged excess interest on their student loans by Navient Solutions will start getting checks in the mail next month for up to $100,000.

  • May 28, 2015

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a challenge to the Obama administration’s rules limiting the amount of debt students amass in career-training programs.

  • May 27, 2015

Investigation followed earlier cases of high interest rates

  • May 26, 2015

Where better to do the ballet-inspired workout than in a pub, holding onto the bar railing?

  • May 26, 2015

With some 40 million voters saddled with student loans, the issue is taking hold on the campaign trail.

  • May 24, 2015

Sanders introduced legislation that would eliminate undergraduate tuition at public colleges and expand work-study programs to help students at private universities.

  • May 19, 2015

Amid state cuts in higher ed funding and federal grant aid eclipsed by rising tuition, low-income students must borrow to get a degree.

  • May 19, 2015

The Education Department is reigning in college deals with banks to steer students into debit cards.

  • May 15, 2015

Interest rates on federal student loans will be reduced by more than one-third of a percentage point as the result of the Treasury Department’s sale of 10-year notes on Wednesday.

  • May 13, 2015

The agency says ITT lied about the failure of two in-house student loan programs.

  • May 12, 2015

Scores of private and public universities let families break up tuition payments in installments.

  • May 12, 2015

Republicans would cut education funding in their budget

  • May 7, 2015

States are moving toward zero funding for higher education.

  • May 6, 2015

After cuts in senior-friendly classes, gym starts getting complaints of age discrimination.

  • May 5, 2015

Troubled for-profit Corinthian Colleges file for bankruptcy as debt mounts.

  • May 4, 2015

The implosion of Corinthian brings into focus the risky gamble students can make in pursuing higher education.

  • May 1, 2015

Corinthian Colleges said Sunday it is closing the doors of its remaining 28 schools, capping the year-long collapse of one of the country’s largest career college chains.

  • Apr 26, 2015

Martin Baron told CNN that the newsroom is doing everything it can to free Jason Rezaian.

  • Apr 26, 2015

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO.) is calling for the GAO to study the impact of the government garnishing the Social Security benefits of older Americans with student debt.

  • Apr 23, 2015

A District-based start-up connects travelers with workout opportunities.

  • Apr 21, 2015

Facing their lowest enrollment numbers in years, schools are offering more practical courses — including more semesters of writing courses and externships — to attract students worried about getting a job after graduation.

  • Apr 20, 2015

Facing their lowest enrollment numbers in years, schools are offering more practical courses — including more semesters of writing courses and externships — to attract students worried about getting a job after graduation.

  • Apr 20, 2015

Low-income students are going to work so they can start making money to help their families.

  • Apr 16, 2015

Corinthian, which until recently ran Everest Institute, Wyotech and Heald College, is facing a $30 million fine and the imminent closure of some of it’s remaining campuses.

  • Apr 15, 2015

Despite an increase in state funding in the past year, public colleges and universities still rely on tuition dollars for more than half of their revenue.

  • Apr 13, 2015

Tax credits have been hailed by politicians as a responsible way to help families pay for college, but new research suggests they have no bearing on college attendance.

  • Apr 10, 2015

The real reason is more nuanced than what a recent New York Times piece suggests.

  • Apr 7, 2015

Small private schools have been slashing costs for all to reverse sliding enrollment.

  • Apr 4, 2015

You don’t have to accept the first package offered.

  • Apr 2, 2015

Its new product will have a lower interest rate — as low as 6.6 percent — than federal Parent Plus loans.

  • Apr 2, 2015

A guide to reading and comparing college award letters.

  • Apr 1, 2015

Acceptance letters are rolling in and thousands of families are wrestling with the decision of where they can afford to send their kids. But comparing the cost of one college to another can be difficult. There is a lot of variation in the financial aid award letters schools use to inform students of the grants, scholarships and loans available to them. We got ahold of a few letters and highlighted key terms that can help families understand exactly how much money they have to pay.

  • Apr 1, 2015

Striking for-profit college student have a real chance of getting the government to forgive their loans.

  • Apr 1, 2015

Colleges that are doing a poor job of managing their finances are on a federal watchlist that could ultimately make it difficult to access financial aid dollars.

  • Mar 31, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will meet with a group of Corinthian Colleges students who refuse to repay their federal loans.

  • Mar 30, 2015

Every year costs go up, raising fears among students and parents. Often the net amount is far lower.

  • Mar 27, 2015

NYU now costs $71,000 a year to attend. One student is protesting.

  • Mar 27, 2015

The acclaimed French economist says the burden of student debt will be a drag on the labor force and ultimately hinder economic growth in the United States.

  • Mar 23, 2015

House Republicans want to freeze the maximum Pell Grant award for the next 10 years.

  • Mar 18, 2015

A handful of health clubs in the Washington area offer routines tailored to older adults.

  • Mar 17, 2015

Three collection agencies are suing the government for canceling their contract to collect overdue federal student loans.

  • Mar 16, 2015

The president’s plan would make student loan servicers operate more transparently.

  • Mar 10, 2015

The three biggest credit bureaus are changing the way the handle errors and list medical debt.

  • Mar 9, 2015
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Danielle Douglas-Gabriel covers the student debt for The Washington Post. Danielle joined the national economy desk in July 2012 from Capital Business, a Post publication where she served as the local retail, hospitality and banking reporter. Prior to Capital Business, Danielle was the managing editor of Real Estate Forum, a commercial real estate trade magazine. Her writing has appeared in EbonyJet.com, New York Sun and New York Amsterdam News. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Donald Reynolds Journalism Institute and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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