Latest from Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

Pelosi says Biden has no authority to cancel student loans on his own

The speaker of the House is breaking from members of her party, including Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who are urging President Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loans through executive action.
  • Jul 28, 2021

Senate panel to hold hearing on student loan bankruptcy reform, Durbin says

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is slated to hold a hearing on reforming the standards for borrowers to discharge their student loans in bankruptcy.
  • Jul 27, 2021

Education Dept. shows limits of pandemic relief by fighting borrowers in bankruptcy

While pausing student loan payments and wage garnishment amid economic hardships caused by the pandemic, the Education Department is fighting borrowers in court seeking relief from their debt through bankruptcy.
  • Jul 17, 2021

Biden administration drops appeal of legal decision granting former Corinthian Colleges students debt relief

The Education Department has agreed to comply with a court order granting 7,200 former students of the defunct for-profit chain, Corinthian Colleges, a full discharge of their federal student loans.
  • Jul 15, 2021

Fewer college students will have to verify financial aid information this school year, Education Dept. says

Fewer students from lower-income households will be asked for additional verification of their financial information this year, as the Education Department worries about the impact of the pandemic on that vulnerable population.
  • Jul 13, 2021

Biden administration is whittling away at backlog of student debt relief claims

The Education Department is cancelling the loans of more than 1,800 people defrauded by defunct for-profit chains Westwood College, Marinello Schools of Beauty and the Court Reporting Institute.
  • Jul 9, 2021

One of the nation’s largest student loan servicers plans to cut ties with the Education Department

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance, a state agency that manages student loans and grants for the Education Department, is ending its role as a federal student loan servicer at the end of the year.
  • Jul 8, 2021

Warren holds up confirmation of a Biden pick at Education Department

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is impeding the confirmation of James Kvaal, President Biden’s pick to head higher-education policy at the Education Department, to secure commitments on student loan reforms.
  • Jun 22, 2021

Biden administration delivers debt relief to some former ITT Tech students

The Education Department is granting debt relief to 18,000 former ITT Technical Institute students defrauded by the defunct for-profit chain, but critics say it's too little five years after the school closed.
  • Jun 16, 2021

Driver arrested after pedestrian fatally struck near Logan Circle

The victim was on a sidewalk at a Metro bus shelter.
  • Jun 13, 2021