Student Loan Company Accused of Mismanaging Debt Forgiveness Program

The Massachusetts attorney general said the company had made errors that have potentially left students in debt far longer than they expected.

How Student Loan Forgiveness Changed Graduates’ Paths

By CAITLIN DICKERSON June 7, 2017 For Dr. Charles Phillips, the government’s public service loan forgiveness program meant he could spend his days researching childhood cancer, rather than starting a lucrative pediatrics practice. Neeraj Kumar plans to...

Household Debt Makes a Comeback in the U.S.

By MICHAEL CORKERY and STACY COWLEY May 17, 2017 It took nearly a decade, but debt has made a comeback. Americans have now borrowed more money than they did at the height of the credit bubble in 2008, just as the global financial system began to...

Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students

By STACY COWLEY and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG April 9, 2017 Ashley Hardin dreamed of being a professional photographer — glamorous shoots, perhaps some exotic travel. So in 2006, she enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Photography and borrowed...