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Foxx Introduces Bill to Improve Student Loan Repayment

House Republicans’ latest plan to improve the student loan system focuses on helping defaulted borrowers get back on track and...
Senator Bill Cassidy and others speak at a podium about their latest proposal to lower the cost of higher education.

Republicans Unveil Sweeping Higher Education Legislation

Although not likely to become law anytime soon, the package of bills shows that Senate Republicans are ready to step up to the plate on higher education policy.

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Parent PLUS Loans a ‘Double-Edged Sword’ for Black Families

As more families with fewer resources turn to Parent PLUS loans to afford higher education, policy makers need to seek broader reforms to improve college affordability, a new study says.

A green line on a chart shows the increasing rates of delinquency among student loan borrowers in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's sample.

More Borrowers at Risk of Defaulting

With student loan payments set to resume, a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report shows more borrowers are struggling. “The situation is worse than we could have imagined,” one advocate said.

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A ‘Modest but Important Step’ Against Transcript Withholding

The proposed ban comes as more states are restricting colleges and universities from withholding transcripts when a student owes money to the institution. The planned federal ban would only apply in some cases.

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A ‘More Rigorous Process’ to Determine Financial Aid Eligibility

Biden administration wants to add a host of new conditions to the agreements that allow colleges and universities to receive financial aid. Critics say those proposals need more work.

Louisiana senator Bill Cassidy, a white man with gray hair, wearing a suit, blue shirt and yellow tie, raises two fingers during a Senate hearing.

Senate OKs Resolution to Block Loan Forgiveness

President Biden has said he would veto the resolution, while some said it would cause “irreparable damage” to the federal student loan system.

Virginia Foxx, a white woman with short white hair, stands at a podium in a blue blazer.

Momentum Building for Pell Grant Expansion

Informal negotiations over how to expand the Pell Grant to job-training programs have begun but lawmakers face uphill challenge in getting a bill through Congress.