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College Loan Debt

Get Ahead of Your Student Loans Before Summer Ends

Stephen Dash | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Stephen Dash

For high school graduates and college students, summer break is a great time to relax and enjoy the weather. However, it's also an important time to plan for the next academic year and ensure that you take advantage of the resources available to help students like you.

What You Can Do About Your Student Loan Debt

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) -...

7 Steps to Eliminating the Student Loan Debt That's Weighing You Down

Brazen Life | Posted 03.11.2013 | College
Brazen Life

You've got a multitude of consolidation and repayment methods to choose from. Needless to say, it's important to figure out how to pay down your loans quickly -- and with as little stress as possible. Here's what you need to do.

Can Debt Be Good For Your Finances?

SaveUp | Posted 02.06.2013 | Money

Is all debt bad? Not necessarily. Certain types of debt are either beneficial or detrimental as we try to improve our finances.

Student Debt on Millennial Voters' Minds This Election

Anne Johnson | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Anne Johnson

This year, both candidates have focused heavily on the economy -- and with good reason, as it is on the mind of nearly every voter. But what gets far too little attention is the fact that the future of the American economy is tied directly to the success of young people.

Why Privatization Won't Solve the Student Loan Crisis | Posted 12.23.2012 | College

What separates Democrats and Republicans on the matter of the student debt crisis is a chicken or egg debate about low-cost, lightly credit-underwritten government financing and grant-giving, and the unsustainably high tuition prices charged by the schools.

Obama's Quiet Revolution

Jonathan Meiburg | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Jonathan Meiburg

To millions of Americans and their children caught in the pincers of a pressing need for a college education that each year grows more expensive, the Obama administration has quietly thrown a lifeline. So quietly, in fact, that you probably don't know about it.

Just How Bad Is The Student Loan Debt Problem?

Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Student loan debt is the only category of consumer debt still rising in post-recession America. It's grown 275% in the last decade to $905 billion, mo...

Summer Student Loan Agreement: Not Much Help There

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

It's that magical season when the thoughts of returning college students and their parents turn to tuition. Given the size of student loans, those thoughts are apt to linger long past graduation.

Worried About Student Loan Debt? You Are Not Alone

Uloop | Posted 07.30.2012 | College

Paying for college is no simple task. Many students, including myself, rely on scholarships, loans, and grants to cover the expense of a college education.

The Student Loan Debate

Maura Kastberg | Posted 07.16.2012 | College
Maura Kastberg

With college debt soaring over a trillion dollars, parents and students are up in arms. It's no wonder why California students have started demonstrating and the Occupy Wall Street movement has taken up the banner too.

5 Myths About Student Debt

Mary Nguyen | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education
Mary Nguyen

The increased attention to student debt also has brought about misconceptions that are neither helpful nor productive. Let's take a look at what's fact and what's fiction about student loan debt.

Loren Berlin

Trapped in $120,000 of Student Debt | Loren Berlin | Posted 03.15.2012 | Money

In what is truly a sign that America's system of higher education is morphing into a strange and dangerous beast, Ben Bernanke -- the nation's top ban...

College Loan Debt Hobbles Budding Entrepreneurs

Scott Gerber | Posted 01.01.2012 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

Government can provide the first building block in the loan-relief-to-business-creation puzzle that has the capacity to transition our debt-ridden young people into self-employed job creators.