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Pell Grants Provide Access; Institutions Must Support Completion

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30 August 2015

The Hechinger Report just published an article on the graduation rates of Pell Grant recipients at 82 of the largest public and private institutions in the nation. Considering nearly 9 million low-income students receive Pell Grants annually, it’s a topic that we care deeply about. In fact, we’ve spent the last year collecting and analyzing the graduation rates of these very students. And, in a few weeks, we’ll share what we found.

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Servicemembers at Failing For-Profit Schools Not Protected by Veterans Affairs

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28 August 2015

Although the VA has released an online tool listing overall graduation rates and loan default rates for some for-profit colleges in an attempt to ensure students know what they’re getting into, lawmakers and advocates say it’s too little, too late for some students, specifically those who attended Corinthian College’s WyoTech, Heald College and Everest University campuses.

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Proposed Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Extend the Same Income-Based Terms to All Federal Loan Borrowers

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28 August 2015

REPAYE would improve on previous income-driven repayment plans by targeting benefits toward low-income borrowers while also keeping costs reasonable.

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How to Avoid Student Debt Relief Scams

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26 August 2015

If you’ve seen or heard ads around federal student loans that seem to good to be true, they probably are.

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Beyond Borders: My Name Is Valentina Emilia Garcia Gonzalez

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20 August 2015

“Going to college was always my dream. I always envisioned myself going to and from classes, talking in study groups, taking notes in lectures, and dorming with other college students as we lived it up, college-style. Then I found out I couldn’t go to college. “

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