June 22, 2005
This issue brief looks at the growth of federal student loan between 1993 and 2004 utilizing National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey. Results show the extent to which student loan volume has changed by various degree levels.
Federal Student Loan Debt: 1993 to 2004
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September 28, 2015
The House has passed a bipartisan bill to extend the Perkins Loan Program through October 2016. The program is set to expire Oct. 1 barring action by the Senate.
September 14, 2015
The Obama administration announced two major initiatives over the weekend: The launch of the new College Scorecard website, and a major step toward FAFSA simplification in the form of “prior-prior year” income data.
The White House has announced that the federal government allow students to apply for financial aid based on their family’s income from two years earlier instead of the immediately previous year, a concept known as “prior-prior year.”
August 10, 2015
Hillary Clinton has rolled out a $350 billion proposal designed to help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans.
July 29, 2015
The House of Representatives yesterday voted unanimously to approve the Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2015 (S. 1482), sending the bill to President Obama for his expected signature.