Deirdre Fernandes

Covers the steep price students pay to earn a degree and the money behind the region’s education economy. Since joining the Globe in 2011, Fernandes has covered insurance, banking, and the economy, writing about how changes in the industry are altering the consumer experience. She previously worked for The Virginian-Pilot, in Norfolk, Virginia and papers in North Carolina, before returning to Massachusetts. She grew up in Sudbury.

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SBLI deal too rich for banks, according to policyholder lawsuit

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The life insurance company has proposed measures to enable it to convert to a mutual company owned by policyholders.

Northeastern University gets a big league endorsement

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Major-leaguers looking to slide into a new career or earn a degree will be encouraged to take classes through the school.

The biggest job in education is open. Who’ll fill it?

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Harvard can have its pick of candidates for president, executive search consultants and education experts say.

Healey to sue feds over student loans

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The group is seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit to protect Obama administration rules designed to protect student borrowers against predatory for-profit schools.