In an article in The Wall Street Journal about U.S. student loan debt, Barnard's private loan counseling program is noted for its success in helping students maximize government loan options. An excerpt:

"In 2006, Barnard College, in New York, started one-on-one counseling for students applying for private loans. Students borrowing from private lenders dropped 74% the next year, says Nanette DiLauro, director of financial aid."

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