Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

ReporterWashington, D.C.

Performant Financial Corp. was one of two firms selected Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education to help the agency collect overdue student loans. The deal with could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Jan 12, 2018

The senator from Massachusetts is asking the U.S. Department of Education’s inspector general to investigate the agency's use of earnings data to grant partial student loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers.

  • Jan 2, 2018

Called an income share agreement, it involves graduates repaying part of what they earn.

  • Dec 31, 2017

The year ahead could usher in some significant changes in the federal government's role in higher education.

  • Dec 29, 2017

A look at some of events that shaped the economics of higher education this year and are sure to have lasting impacts on the sector.

  • Dec 29, 2017

The announcement is the first substantial step Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has taken to clear a backlog of debt relief claims that have amassed over the past year.

  • Dec 20, 2017

Berea College in Kentucky will once again join the list of schools that will see their tax burden rise under the GOP plan.

  • Dec 20, 2017

The finalized tax bill backed away from some of the most controversial education proposals.

  • Dec 16, 2017

The legislation would allow the federal government to preempt state laws governing federal student loan servicing and debt collection.

  • Dec 15, 2017

Private school in Michigan has guarded its independence fiercely for decades.

  • Dec 15, 2017
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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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