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Students Footing More of College Bill

In first, more than half live at home, too: Sallie Mae study

(Newser) - Sallie Mae is seeing a "major shift" in the way Americans pay for college, it reveals in an annual report released today. Regardless of income level, students are paying a bigger share of their educational costs than they have in four years, and mom and dad are paying less.... More »

White House Slams Student Loan Lobby

Sallie Mae spends $4M to kill bill sending more money to students

(Newser) - Education Secretary Arne Duncan tore the nation’s largest student lender a new one today over its efforts to kill the student loan reform bill. “Sallie Mae executives have paid themselves hundreds of millions of dollars in the last decade while teachers, nurses, and scientists face crushing debt because... More »

Lawyer Sues Over Calls— About Law School Debt

He claims Sallie Mae is harassing him and wants payback

(Newser) - There's probably a lawyer joke in here somewhere: School loan company Sallie Mae is peppering a Seattle man with phone calls because he's behind on his payments. The twist is that the debtor just happened to use those loans to go to law school, and he's now suing Sallie Mae... More »

Oil Prices Rise; Dow Up 91

Low-volume session sees modest advances in energy, financials

(Newser) - Stocks enjoyed modest gains today as a jump in oil prices lifted energy firms, the Wall Street Journal reports. Crude futures rose $2.33, to $71.49 a barrel; Exxon shares gained 2.39%. Financials also saw advances, led by Sallie Mae, which jumped 8.2% on new government terms... More »

Fight Looms Over Plan to Give Loan Funds to Students

The administration wants to cut out private lenders, setting up a showdown

(Newser) - President Obama's plans to end a subsidized student-loan program—diverting billions of dollars in profits for private lenders like Sallie Mae to scholarships for needy students—is prompting howls of protest from lenders and setting up a Congressional showdown, the New York Times reports. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that... More »

Banks Cut Colleges Eligible for Student Loans

Students at 2-year, non-elite 4-year schools left in the lurch

(Newser) - Students at 2-year and some less competitive 4-year colleges will be having a tougher time finding loans as banks trim the list of colleges they serve, reports the New York Times. In a move that potentially shuts out some of the neediest students, Citibank, JPMorgan, PNC, and SunTrust all say... More »

Sallie Mae Drops $900M Lawsuit

Move helps struggling student loan provider obtain $31B in financing

(Newser) - Beleaguered student loan provider Sallie Mae yesterday dropped its $900 million lawsuit against the onetime suitors who bailed on a $25.3 billion buyout after the credit crunch caused would-be investors to walk away, reports the Washington Post. By agreeing not to seek the penalty from investment firm JC Flowers... More »

Student Lender Sallie Mae Plans $2.5B Stock Sale

Embattled stock drops 6.5% as investors fret

(Newser) - With a credit rating bordering on junk-bond status, embattled student loan provider Sallie Mae plans a public stock offering to raise $2.5 billion, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company will use $2 billion to buy back its own stock futures, which have lost value recently following a failed... More »

Ex-Sallie Mae Suitor Tries to Dodge Breakup Fee in Court

Investor group doesn't want to cough up $900M

(Newser) - The group that offered to buy out educational lender Sallie Mae for $25 billion is now seeking court approval to back out and avoid paying a $900 million break-up fee. The investor group, including Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, is arguing that recent legislation will reduce the student loan... More »

Sallie Mae Sues Spooked Suitors

Student-loan giant refuses to renegotiate $25B buyout deal

(Newser) - College student lender Sallie Mae is suing a group of private equity firms and banks that are backing out of a $25-billion buyout deal. The group—J.C. Flowers & Company, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America—had set a deadline of today for negotiating... More »

$25B Sallie Mae Buyout on the Rocks

Credit market implosion leaves buyer looking for the door

(Newser) - Sallie Mae doesn’t look like such a bargain at $25 billion anymore, and J.C. Flowers & Co. is trying to renegotiate—or escape—its deal to acquire the student lender, citing the credit market implosion and legislation to reform student loan practices. It’s the kind of deal... More »

Sallie Mae Chief Quits

Equity firm pressured loan giant CEO to step down, ease buyout

(Newser) - The CEO of student loan giant Sallie Mae resigned unexpectedly yesterday in the midst of a $25 billion buyout by a private equity firm. The Wall Street Journal reports that Thomas J. Fitzpatrick was pressured out to stave off Congressional criticism of the buyout by J.C. Flowers and Co,... More »

Loan Giant Sallie Mae Goes Private

Nation's largest student lender is sold for $25 billion

(Newser) - A group of investors is buying student lending giant Sally Mae for $25 billion, even as Capitol Hill debates reducing federal subsidies for student loans. The company—which began as a quasi-public agency—will be taken private by Bank of America, JPMorganChase, and private equity houses J. C. Flowers and... More »

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