Federal student loan ombudsman quits over Trump administration refusal to protect borrowers

The top federal official in charge of protecting student borrowers from predatory lenders, announced his resignation on Monday. In a letter to Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Mick Mulvaney, Seth Frotman said the bureau’s current leadership is allowing student loan companies to “drive millions of Americans to financial ruin with impunity.” […]

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Interview: Sara Goldrick-Rab on moving forward with college affordability

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream Iowa City Public Library — Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Scholar-activist Sara Goldrick-Rab spent years following students struggling to pay for college — and sometimes failing, leaving with no degree and overwhelming debt. In talks on Monday, Goldrick-Rab will discuss […]

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Harreld issues call to action following proposed budget cuts to Iowa universities

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld issued a call to action Thursday following Gov. Terry Branstad’s suggested $34.3 million cut to higher education — the largest cut made as part of an effort to slice $110 million from the budget for the current budget year. “This cut, in the current fiscal year, is not without […]

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