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- Oct 06, 2015
As part of a continued effort to protect student loan borrowers and in response to President Obama's Student Aid Bill of Rights, the U.S. Department of Education today released a new report outlining a series of statutory, regulatory, and administrative recommendations to safeguard student borrowers.
To view the full article, please visit the U.S. Department of Education.
- Sep 24, 2015
President Barack Obama took executive action on Sunday, September 13 to allow the use of prior-prior year (PPY) tax information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – a move long called for by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and others in the higher education community.
To view the full article, visit www.nasfaa.org/ppy_nasfaa_press_release
- Sep 16, 2015
Terrence Weaver, who earned his BBA from Texas A&M and founded a non-profit called The Warriors Refuge, provides a source of strength and camaraderie for veterans in need.
To view the full article, visit the Pat Tillman Foundation
- Sep 14, 2015
Texas A&M University ranks as the best institution in the nation for providing services to veterans in transitioning into civilian careers after their military service, according to College Factual, an online service that helps prospective students make the best choices in selecting institutions of higher learning. The rankings were reported by the USA Today College Partner Network.
To read the full article, visit today.tamu.edu/2015/09/10/texas-am-first-in-the-nation-for-serving-veterans/
- Aug 31, 2015
Today, as another step forward in implementing the Student Aid Bill of Rights directives, Federal Student Aid (FSA) released the recommendations from an interagency task force on best practices in performance based contracting to better ensure that servicers help borrowers make affordable monthly payments.
- Aug 31, 2015
Have student loans? You’ve probably seen social media ads, received emails, or even opened a piece of mail from companies promising to reduce your monthly loan payments or cancel your loans.
But here’s the catch. These companies are doing something you can do yourself, but they’ll charge you a fee.
- Aug 24, 2015
Growing numbers of student loan borrowers are taking advantage of the Obama Administration’s efforts to ease the burden of student debt, according to figures released today by the U.S. Department of Education. Delinquency rates are down, too.
To read the full article, visit ed.gov
- Jul 22, 2015
Students who must borrow to help pay college tuition will get a little bit of a break in the coming school year.
Starting July 1, the rate on new undergraduate loans made under the federal Stafford program will fall to 4.29 percent, down from 4.66 percent for loans issued in the last academic year. The new rates apply to both subsidized loans, based on financial need, and unsubsidized loans, which are made regardless of financial need.
To view the full article, visit http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/your-money/lower-rates-on-student-loans-for-this-academic-year.html?_r=0