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"For students who borrow on the private market to pay for school, the death of a parent can come with an unexpected, added blow, a federal watchdog warns. Even borrowers who have good payment records can face sudden demands for full, early repayment of those loans, and can be forced into default," according to The New York Times.
"Government officials are trying to rein in increasingly popular federal programs that forgive some student debt, amid rising concerns over the plans' costs and the possibility they could encourage colleges to push tuition even higher," The Wall Street Journal reports.
"A scaled-back version of a measure to upend Colorado's higher education funding that intended to allow legislators to tie performance to support passed out of the House Monday with more control back in the hands of educators," The Denver Post reports.