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  • Madigan suing student loan debt repayment companies

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits on Monday against two student loan debt repayment companies that allegedly charged large upfront fees for bogus services. The Chicago-based First American Tax Defense LLC and the Frisco, Texas-based...

  • Illinois AG sues, alleging student loan debt scams

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against two companies she says are scamming people who are paying student loan debts. The lawsuits, filed in Cook and Champaign counties, alleged "deceptive practices" for charging up-front fees for phony services or...

  • Student loan interest rates to increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates go up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans. This hike is relatively minimal but could foreshadow more increases to come. The change stems from a high-profile, bipartisan deal brokered last year by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama that...

  • Obama's deficient plan for student loans

    The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But President Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many young people." Therefore,...

  • How much do you know about the student loan boom?

    With overall student debt in the U.S. at more than $1 trillion, many lawmakers are pushing legislation to lower graduates' repayment costs. President Obama recently expanded a federal program to cap borrowers' interest payments, while a measure to change interest rates on loans has stalled in...

  • Five times that President Obama went around Congress

    Once again, President Obama has cheered supporters by bypassing Congress. Gay and lesbian rights groups are celebrating news that Obama plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from hiring or firing employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Obama's...

  • The administration is mismanaging the student debt problem

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren's and President Obama's recent higher-education proposals amount to more federal mismanagement of our student debt problem. While the bill by Warren, D-Mass., to allow refinancing of student loans died in the Senate earlier this week, Obama's executive order is here to...

  • Obama proposed big reforms to rein in loan costs in 2015 budget

    President Obama's expansion of the federal student loan forgiveness program used executive authority to force through an idea already included in his 2015 budget proposal. But the move so far excludes major reforms to the federal loan program that the administration had proposed in their...

  • The surprising winners of Obama's student-loan program

    Students who took out big loans for graduate school and those with higher incomes stand the most to gain financially under President Obama's expansion of the federal government's loan forgiveness program. Lawyer, doctors and other highly trained professionals who utilized federal loans...

  • Think tank: Refinancing would cost taxpayers $1,200-$3,200 per student borrower

    It would cost taxpayers thousands of dollars per borrower for the government to refinance student loans, according to the American Action Forum. In a new analysis, the right-leaning think tank calls the measure to allow students to refinance their college debt, proposed by Senate Democrats, "a...

  • Senate Republicans poised to block Democratic student loan bill

    A Democratic plan to lower student loan interest rates and pay for it with a tax increase will go nowhere in the Senate, Republicans said Monday. The Senate this week is expected to vote on legislation sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and endorsed Monday by President Barack Obama,...



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