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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in the Student Loan Deal

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 10:31 AM

Over the past several weeks, the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act has made its way through the Senate, the House, and on to the president's desk for his signature. The new law is a 10-year plan that was billed as making student loans affordable.

But it is impossible to reduce...

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On Student Loan Reform: The Fix That Isn't

(5) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 4:02 PM

The economy and our nation's future depend on having more Americans get a college education. We should be doing all we can to encourage students to go to college.

Yet a deal being planned in the Senate would do the exact opposite, piling extra debt onto students in order to...

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On Student Loans, No Deal is Better than a Bad Deal

(4) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 6:32 PM

When it comes to student loans, here's the story: The interest rate for subsidized Stafford student loans is scheduled to double on July 1, from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Student advocates are calling on Congress to act before that deadline to cancel the increase and prevent students from taking on...

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In The Public Interest: Sallie Mae, That's Just Not Right!

(10) Comments | Posted March 10, 2010 | 10:13 AM

It has a friendly and inviting name -- Sallie Mae -- and its website proclaims: "We've made finding the right student loan easy."

But Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student lender, is anything but friendly or inviting. The mega-student-lender handles over 35 percent of all federal student...

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