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5 Things You Need to Know About Borrower Defense

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 21, 2017 5:30:00 AM

One minute, experts advise colleges to put their marketing materials under the microscope and check for language that could — intentionally or not — be viewed as predatory. The next, word is there’s no longer cause for schools to conduct a review. Here’s what’s going on with the Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule.

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College Transparency Act

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 1, 2017 5:30:00 AM

A new federal, bipartisan bill has been proposed in the United States Senate and House of Representatives that would create a college student data system. The system would evaluate enrollment patterns, progression, completion and post-college outcomes, as well as the cost to the student and financial aid. The stated goal of the act is to provide students and families with information that will help them make a more informed decision about higher education pursuits. The bill would benefit students, especially in light of student financial concerns, but it also raises questions about how the information will be used.

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