Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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

Tensions have risen over federal loan policies, community colleges and a new school rating system.

  • Mar 6, 2015

After years of public criticism over the aggressive practices of some of its debt collectors, the agency is canceling contracts.

  • Mar 2, 2015

Some schools offer incentives to take a full course load in order to keep debt down and graduation rates up.

  • Feb 28, 2015

Former Corinthian College students are refusing to repay their federal loans in protest of the school’s abusive practices, but the move could backfire and result in wage garnishment.

  • Feb 25, 2015

Use of so-called income-driven plans could cost $22 billion more than the government expected, raising concerns about the sustainability of a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s education policy.

  • Feb 6, 2015

ECMC has lofty ambitions of turning the for-profit campuses into premier nonprofit schools, creating the country’s largest nonprofit system of career education.

  • Feb 3, 2015

It used to be that students could attend a public university and incur little to no debt. But as states cut funding and tuition rises, parents and students scramble to cover the costs.

  • Jan 30, 2015

The truth is that everyone, except for the super wealthy, is having a hard time paying for college.

  • Jan 29, 2015

The administration retreated after a strong backlash to the proposal, which would have curtailed a major tax benefit of the popular college savings accounts.

  • Jan 27, 2015

We’re not about to say goodbye to CrossFit (sorry), but these may play a bigger role in your fitness routine.

  • Jan 27, 2015

Critics say eliminating the benefit would discourage families from putting money away.

  • Jan 23, 2015

For one, he wants to strip away tax benefits of 529 savings plans.

  • Jan 20, 2015

The government’s consumer watchdog is creating guidelines for universities to use in negotiating those contracts to prevent financial firms from peddling products with high fees and abusive terms to unsuspecting students.

  • Jan 14, 2015

The 103 questions on the FAFSA could determine how you pay for college tuition.

  • Jan 14, 2015

Post reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel welcomed financial planner Felicia GoPaul and the Department of Education’s Ian Foss to take your questions about repaying student loans.

  • Jan 13, 2015

Books, transportation and housing costs could easily run a student a few thousand dollars a semester. None of which is covered by Obama’s plan.

  • Jan 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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