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Got student loans? Spot scams related to the Sweet lawsuit

Terri Miller
If you have student loans, you probably already know about the US Department of Education’s (ED’s) borrower defense loan forgiveness program. But did you know about a lawsuit and proposed settlement
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Limited waiver for student loan forgiveness ends October 31

Terri Miller
Do you have federal student loans? Have you worked in public service (for a government agency, the military, or a non-profit organization)? If so, find out whether you’re eligible for the Public
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Scammers are offering student loan (un)forgiveness

Terri Miller
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced another extension of the student loan payment pause. This time the pause runs through December 31, 2022. That news puts student loans back in the
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Saint James School of Medicine: operating on lies

Andrew Rayo
Choosing a medical school is a big decision, and lesser-known schools work hard to get your attention. Some set themselves apart by boasting about high first-time pass rates on standardized medical
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For-profit colleges on notice

Carol Kando-Pineda
For-profit colleges sometimes use overblown — or flat-out false — promises to attract new students and their money. The FTC is ramping up its efforts to stop shady practices on campus. The Commission
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College Degree Scams

If you want to improve your chances of being hired or promoted, earning a college degree might help. But not all degree programs are real. Though many online schools and distance learning programs are
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High School Diploma Scams

There are plenty of good reasons to get your high school diploma through an alternative route. It can open doors to a new job or promotion, or help you get into college or the military. But not all
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How To Avoid Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

Going to college, vocational school, or a certificate program can often help you move up in your career and make more money — but it can also be expensive. Scammers take advantage of that, saying they
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Did you get an offer for student loan debt relief?

Traci Armani
Having trouble paying your student loan debt? You might get an offer that says you can reduce your monthly payment, or even reduce your overall debt. The offer might look like it comes from the