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Defrauded by a for-profit college? A new court ruling may help you cancel out your loan debt

by Ben Bradford Oct 17, 2018
Student loans are now only behind mortgages as a share of consumer debt.
Are you weighed down by student debt?
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Defrauded by a for-profit college? A new court ruling may help you cancel out your loan debt

by Ben Bradford Oct 17, 2018
Student loans are now only behind mortgages as a share of consumer debt.
Are you weighed down by student debt?
flickr.com/thisisbossi

Small college closures can leave students in a bind as they seek to finish a degree

by Carrie Jung May 15, 2018
How can students tell if a school is in financial trouble and may close before graduation? Turns out the government has a rating system but it's not always that predictive.
Mount Ida students and personnel gather outside of Alumnae Hall for a meeting with UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson. Students in good academic standing will be allowed to complete their degrees at the school next fall. 
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Student loan debt is changing - what's your experience?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Feb 23, 2018
Students with large loan balances aren't defaulting, but they're not reducing their debt either.
About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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'Lower Ed' looks at the controversial role of for-profit colleges

by Hayley Hershman Mar 3, 2017
Tressie McMillan Cottom explains how the schools exploit vulnerable populations.
A sign identifies DeVry's Chicago campus. DeVry University is part of the DeVry Education Group, a publicly traded global provider of educational services.
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Default rates highlight growing student loan crisis

by Amy Scott Feb 1, 2017
Those with small debts and no degree still find it hard to pay what they owe.
Nearly 40 percent of student loan borrowers are either in default or more than 90 days past-due on their payments, according to a new report from the think tank Demos.
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A bankruptcy with plenty of parking spots

by Annie Baxter Oct 10, 2016
ITT has shut its doors and is now selling off 30 owned properties.
Most of ITT's students get federal aid.
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ITT Tech, Corinthian accreditor loses authority

by Kimberly Adams Sep 26, 2016
The Department of Education strips authority to accredit for-profit schools.
Corinthian Colleges had owned the Everest College system.
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ITT closes its doors

by Annie Baxter Sep 16, 2016
The for-profit college's shutdown leaves 8,000 employees out of work.
Most of ITT's students get federal aid.
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ITT Tech is shutting down

by Tony Wagner Sep 6, 2016
The for-profit college will shut down its 130 campuses and let go most of its 8,000 employees.