Negotiators Wrestle With How to Revise Rules for PLUS Loans

Representatives of historically black colleges, whose institutions were among those hardest hit by the U.S. Department of Education’s abrupt tightening of credit standards for PLUS loans for parents more than two years ago, told the department on Friday that the simplest way to fix the problem would be to just revert to the standards it used before the fall of 2011.

"This is not a program in trouble,"