In an experiment backed by the federal government, Northeastern University and General Electric are offering a new manufacturing degree program to be taught primarily at the company's work sites. Students will take online courses through the university, undergo training at a GE plant and earn a bachelor's degree within three years.
The Education Department is removing a law firm hired to oversee the turnaround of schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., a for-profit education company whose financial collapse had placed at risk more than $1 billion in federal student loans.
Q. Our youngest son just graduated from film school, and while he looks for full-time work, he’s doing some project work in the industry. He has federal student loans but also $94,000 in private loans with a $850 monthly tab. It has a 14-year payback term with no option to extend. He could put it in forbearance for a year with the interest still accumulating. I’m pulling from retirement funds to help now, but we don’t know what to do. Help!