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Sen. Grassley says student loan debt helps people ‘appreciate’ their education ‘a little more’

Sen. Chuck Grassley thinks people won’t fully appreciate their college educations if the federal government eliminates student loan debt, Radio Iowa reported on Tuesday. “There’s a lot of debt that’s freely taken because people choose to do it, people choose to go to college,” Grassley said. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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