The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The letters “CFPB” may not be much more than alphabet soup to your average student loan borrower. They stand for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new-ish federal agency — created in 2011 — with a unique mission and a big effect on student lenders and for-profit colleges accused of defrauding or otherwise mistreating Americans. But the U.S. Education Department has just called a halt to the enforcement collaboration between itself and CFPB. This move leaves 44 million student loan borrowers, owing $1.4 trillion in debt, with potentially less, or at…

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CEO: Career vs. children is the wrong mindset—it’s not a trade off

CEO: Career vs. children is the wrong mindset—it’s not a trade off

Recently, I sat in the back of an elementary school classroom in southeast London, on a Saturday morning. As I watched a group of beginner guitar players, including Isak, my five year old grandson, I frantically scribbled down the teacher’s fingering for the intro chords of “Uptown Funk.” At the end of class, my mind raced to a question I have occasionally considered over the years: “Did I sacrifice experiences such as this with my own children, because of devotion to my career, and would I do it differently a…

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Nicki Minaj pays off thousands in fans’ student loans, tuition

Nicki Minaj pays off thousands in fans’ student loans, tuition

Students saddled with college expenses are in for a real treat now that Nicki Minaj has stepped up her efforts to help college kids with their tuition. Over the weekend, the rapper shared an Instagram post that lists the names with payments doled out since shes called on students last week in a tweet to show her their straight A report cards in exchange for tuition money. Minaj also announced that she will be starting a charity to further help students financially “very soon.” Devonte Portis, a sophomore majoring in…

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For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

The troubles buffeting the nation’s law schools may be on the verge of claiming their first victim. The federal Department of Education told students of the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina this week that federal student loans — the financial lifeblood for law schools — would not be available. The for-profit school is the first accredited law school to lose access to federal student loans. The Charlotte School said on Thursday that it still planned to open its doors on Monday for spring semester classes. The federal agency…

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The 23 Highest-Rated Companies For Vacation And Paid Time Off

The 23 Highest-Rated Companies For Vacation And Paid Time Off

Taking time off is critical for feeling engaged and refreshed in your job. While some companies have generous vacation policies on paper, if that policy isn’t coupled with a corporate culture that encourages taking vacation, the policy won’t matter. Consequently, hearing directly from an organization’s employees about its vacation policy is a great way to evaluate it. Glassdoor has that data. It recently analyzed thousands of company reviews and revealed the highest-rated companies for vacation and paid time off. To make the list, a firm needed at least 30 ratings…

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Get 50% Off Any Coursera Computer Science Class for a Limited Time

Get 50% Off Any Coursera Computer Science Class for a Limited Time

If you’ve been thinking about taking one of Coursera’s many university-created computer science classes, now’s the time. Enterprise software company Atlassian is currently offering scholarships that cover half of all course fees to students who enroll. Some of the great courses include Python for Everybody from the University of Michigan, Java Programming: An Introduction to Software Specialization from Duke University, Android App Development from Vanderbilt University, and Game Design and Development from Michigan State University. When you enroll for a class, you’ll see the offer before you pay (it looks…

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Get 50% Off Any Coursera Computer Science Class for a Limited Time

Get 50% Off Any Coursera Computer Science Class for a Limited Time

If you’ve been thinking about taking one of Coursera’s many university-created computer science classes, now’s the time. Enterprise software company Atlassian is currently offering scholarships that cover half of all course fees to students who enroll. Some of the great courses include Python for Everybody from the University of Michigan, Java Programming: An Introduction to Software Specialization from Duke University, Android App Development from Vanderbilt University, and Game Design and Development from Michigan State University. When you enroll for a class, you’ll see the offer before you pay (it looks…

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