John Sandman

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Student Advocacy Groups Say ED Data Holds the Key to Reducing Minority Debt

Student Advocacy Groups Say ED Data Holds the Key to Reducing Minority Debt

The NCLC and others say the Department of Education could head off some loan defaults if they would crunch their own numbers.

Student Loan Debt Relief Companies Capitalize on Borrower Confusion

Student Loan Debt Relief Companies Capitalize on Borrower Confusion

Nerdwallet study finds that student loan borrowers pay an average of $613 for services they can get for free.

Debt Collectors Can Only Call You This Number of Times Per Month

Debt Collectors Can Only Call You This Number of Times Per Month

Student loan and IRS debtors should know their rights; the FCC has capped calls from robo cell phone trolls.

Accelerated Financial Aid Deadlines Could Thwart New FAFSA Flexibility

Accelerated Financial Aid Deadlines Could Thwart New FAFSA Flexibility

FAFSAs can be filed earlier, but schools that want early financial aid applications could create unwanted distraction.

Private Student Loans Almost Always Have a Cosigner

Private Student Loans Almost Always Have a Cosigner

Private loan refi market could get a boost if limits on federal student loans are reduced.

Federal Agencies Dial Up New Regulatory Regime for Student Loan Servicers

Federal Agencies Dial Up New Regulatory Regime for Student Loan Servicers

ED, the CFPB and Treasury are on the case, but resolutions to problems are still on hold.

Negative Wealth Becoming an Unintended Consequence of Life After College

Negative Wealth Becoming an Unintended Consequence of Life After College

New York Fed finds that households with student debt are likely to have more liabilities than assets.

Coding Academy General Assembly Lays Off 7% of Its Work Force

Coding Academy General Assembly Lays Off 7% of Its Work Force

Web boot camp provider claims layoffs occur amid new hiring, anticipates a 4Q profit.

Amazon Primed to Enter Student Loan Market Through Bank Partnership

Amazon Primed to Enter Student Loan Market Through Bank Partnership

Wells Fargo to offer private student loans to Amazon Prime student members; experts say this could get pricey

Guns on Campus Is Now the Law of the Land in Texas

Guns on Campus Is Now the Law of the Land in Texas

New legislation spells out guidelines for students to keep guns in their dorm rooms; private colleges are exempt.