President Biden’s far-reaching initiative to forgive student loan debt will be debated this week before a Supreme Court that is skeptical of the administration’s bold claims of power—a nearly half-trillion-dollar showdown that could affect more than 40 million Americans.
Biden extends grace period on student loan payments through May 1
Interest rates will remain at 0% during that period, and debt collection efforts will be suspended. Those measures have been in place since early in the pandemic, but were set to expire Jan. 31.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Pete the Planner explains how to pay (and how not to pay) for college
Host Mason King talks with Peter “Pete the Planner” Dunn this week about when parents need to start saving, what savings vehicles to use and whether parents should go into debt to fund their kids’ education.Read More
State expands Next Level Jobs programs to help economy recover post-virus
Through the end of the year, Hoosiers with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree can also receive free training in high-growth, in-demand jobs. In addition, the state has expanded the money companies can receive to train workers.Read More
Indiana governor changes stance on teacher pay action
Republican Eric Holcomb has said he would wait for recommendations later this year from a teacher pay commission he appointed in February, but he told reporters Monday—on the first day of the legislative session—that might change with state tax revenues growing faster than expected.Read More
The proposed operating referendum would provide $50 million annually over an eight-year period to expand student programs and increase teacher pay through the program.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Indiana, one of several states that plan to tax any student debt canceled by President Biden’s plan.
Indiana saw more referendums than ever right before the pandemic. Now, schools face an uncertain economy and ballot language that might cause sticker shock.
The Trump administration is fighting a class-action lawsuit for continuing to garnish the wages of defaulted borrowers in violation of a federal order.
Americans collectively owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student loans—more than twice the total a decade ago. It’s a burden that weighs on millions of adults, shaping their life choices and often stunting their financial growth.
A team of financial technologists has its sights on a U.S. Department of Education contract that could bring at least 300 jobs to the city and further central Indiana’s role as a student-financing hub.
The American Federation of Teachers filed a federal lawsuit, alleging that the Education Department has mismanaged the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that was created in 2007. Just 1% of more than 86,000 applications had been approved for loan forgiveness as of March 31.
Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 13 months in prison for former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer, who admitted to taking more than $500,000 in bribes for the sailing team in exchange for recruiting unqualified applicants to get them into Stanford.
IBJ personal finance columnist Peter Dunn talks with podcast host Mason King about three key components of paying for college: saving in advance, paying some expenses in the moment and preparing your kids to make good choices.
The local districts were among 10 school districts statewide that sought funding from voters to supplement the state and local money they already receive.
The nine companies and organizations tasked with servicing the accounts of the nation's 30 million student loan borrowers repeatedly failed to do their jobs properly over a period of years, a new report finds.
Dozens of players in the NFL—including three from the Indianapolis Colts—are hitting the books this offseason—and are being motivated by the league to do so.
On Tuesday night, Holcomb said in his State of the State speech that the state will use $150 million from its surplus to pay off a teacher pension liability that schools have been gradually paying down.
State fiscal leaders heard some good and bad news about the state budget Monday morning in a highly anticipated revenue forecast that predicted tax receipts for the next two years.
John Pistole, an Anderson native who took the helm of the Christian university in 2015, said putting it on stronger financial footing has been tougher than he expected.
The college will open adjacent to the Marian campus in Indianapolis, but the institutions will study whether it makes sense to expand to other areas of the state. One location that will be studied is Saint Joseph’s closed campus in Rensselaer.
Harrison, which was founded in Marion in 1902 as Indiana Business College, said it would close all of its campuses in three states on Sunday.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' move to delay Obama-era regulations to help students defrauded by for-profit colleges was dealt a setback Wednesday.
The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges, according to preliminary Education Department data.