Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

ReporterWashington, D.C.


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

Researchers found that the money public colleges collect in tuition surpassed the money they receive from state funding in 2012.

  • Jan 5, 2015

Income-driven plans give borrowers flexibility to repay their loans, but few people sign up.

  • Dec 29, 2014
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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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