July 31, 2012
Historical Trends in the Federal Guaranteed and Direct Student Loan Programs (FY1966 to FY2008)
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November 23, 2015
ACE, 53 higher education organizations and 535 colleges and universities are requesting a one-year extension of the Perkins Loan Program, which expired on Oct. 1.
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.