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Critics say Senator Warren’s student loan figures off

Debate persists over calculating any US profit

WASHINGTON — For months, Senator Elizabeth Warren has railed against what she calls the tens of billions of dollars the federal government is making in “profits off the backs of our students” borrowing for college, labeling them “obscene.”

Those profits are key evidence in the Massachusetts Democrat’s push to reduce student loan burdens. But they are in fact the subject of fierce debate in Washington.

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