5 Years After Scandal, Education Dept. Fails to Enforce Preferred-Lender Law

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Andrew M. Cuomo conducted a bruising investigation of student-loan practices in the mid-2000s, when he was the attorney general of New York. He is now the state's governor.

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Andrew M. Cuomo conducted a bruising investigation of student-loan practices in the mid-2000s, when he was the attorney general of New York. He is now the state's governor.

When administrators at Columbia College Chicago were weighing whether to provide students with a list of recommended lenders, they began digging for information on a five-year-old federal requirement that colleges submit annual reports justifying their choices. Finding none, Brooke Kile, a college official, turned to an e-mail list for the student-aid profession.

"I see what information would need to be included, but I can't seem to find where or how this information needs to be