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Mandatory Counseling Needed Through Life of Student Loan, Execs Say
January 27, 2016
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators called Tuesday for Congress to allow institutions to mandate counseling throughout the life of a student loan. Currently, federal law allows for counseling to be required only at the start and finish of a loan, but the group said institutions can see which students are more likely to be in danger of default through their continuing borrowing habits and academic performance. The group also called for the counseling to begin in high schools with the help of federal grants.