TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Black universities warn White House of 'devastating impact' of lending limits

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Washington Post
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, 8:18 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — The leaders of Morgan State, Bowie State, Howard and eight other historically black universities warned President Obama last month that new limits on federal lending to parents would produce a “devastating impact on student enrollment” in the coming school year.

Last week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced measures to help applicants who were rejected to secure parent loans through appeals. He pledged to open talks in the spring on possible revisions to lending regulations.

It is unclear whether those responses will suffice.

President David Wilson of Morgan State said the school expects to enroll as many as 300 fewer undergraduates in the fall than the school's target of 6,900, a drop he attributes largely to the parent loan issues.

Another educator who signed the letter to Obama said he was “totally unsatisfied” by the administration's response.

“At no point have they gone back to fix the initial problem,” said Carlton Brown, president of Clark Atlanta University.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Pair of NYC officers killed in ambush shooting
  2. Cat saved from California storm drain after 2 weeks
  3. Gray wolf decision reversed
  4. Ghostly snailfish found at record depth
  5. Traffic camera use upheld in Ohio
  6. New nuke carrier will arrive late, incomplete
  7. Federal injunction stops Arizona from enforcing policy of denying driver’s licenses to young immigrants
  8. Panel review says Secret Service ‘starved for leadership’
  9. Computer hackers’ attack on Sony ‘merits an appropriate response,’ White House says
  10. High court punts hearing case on Ariz. abortion law
  11. Companies support Microsoft in email privacy case
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.