The Answer Sheet: student loans

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Why the student loan compromise compromises students

The rates students and parents could end up paying are too high.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rates Tied to Markets, Student Loans

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Obama's student loan rules are denying blacks in disproportionate numbers

The Obama administration's rules for approving student loans are causing a disproportionately large number of blacks to be denied because of blemished credit histories, my colleague Courtland Milloy writes.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:18 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Courtland Milloy Column, Student Loans

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 09/13/2010

Student loan default rates increase -- especially at for-profit schools

The national student loan default rate is rising, according to new statistics released today, and students who obtain loans to attend for-profit loans are more likely to default than those in non-profit institutions.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:37 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Costs | Tags:  college costs, for-profits and students loans, loan default rate increases, student loans, students and loan student rate

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 05/04/2010

Who borrows most for college? New report

Two-thirds of students who graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree also leave with some amount of student loan debt, according to a new analysis.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:55 PM ET, 05/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Costs | Tags:  borrowing for college, college board, college board report, college costs, college loans, for-profit schools, paying for college, private student loans, student loans

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 03/15/2010

Former Bush official backs student loan reform

A former Bush administration official whose job it was to implement No Child Left Behind is urging her fellow Republicans to pass student loan reform legislation that also helps community colleges and early childhood education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:41 PM ET, 03/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Costs, College Costs, College Costs, College Costs | Tags:  No Child Left Behind, student loans