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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.

I Filed For Bankruptcy At 23

LearnVest | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money

It's been ten years since I filed for bankruptcy, and although I'd like to be able to say I learned a lesson about money, that would be a bit of a lie.

To Rein-in Student Loan Debt, Rein-in For-Profit Colleges

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Terry Connelly

For-profit colleges have been able to seize the opportunity to marry Internet classes with federal student aid to serve this degree-hungry population: the many thousands of students whose work and life schedules don't fit the "academic calendar.

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.

Financial Knowledge Can Be Economic Destiny

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Knowledge is power, and in the case of financial education, knowledge is economic power, perhaps even economic destiny. Individuals, families, employers, communities and schools all have roles to play in ensuring that a secure economic destiny is available to all.

Raising Interest Rates? But Students Are Already in Debt

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

I am a college student who is really tired of hearing Congress argue about college. This week Senate Republicans rejected a bill preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling July 1.

War on Students

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

The latest victims in Republican warfare are the most defenseless among us -- our children. By allowing student interest rates to double, we will once again hurt those who need financial aid the most, and once again further disenfranchise the already marginalized.

Dr. Shaq and the Nation's Real Dropout Problem

Scott Bittle | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

We all know that few student athletes make it in professional sports. What's not as well known is that shockingly few Americans students manage to complete college at all.

Shocking Results In New Survey On Student Loan Debt

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2012 | College

There's a good chance college graduates will still be more than $20,000 in student loan debt by the time they reach the age of 45. Four-in-ten adul...

What I Told Congress to Do to Help Entrepreneurs

Scott Gerber | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Scott Gerber

Youth employment is at a 60-year low. Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion. The Young Entrepreneur Council has been working diligently to develop young American entrepreneurs because entrepreneurship is a viable, practical solution to youth un- and under-employment.

Catherine New

It's Decision Day For High School Seniors | Catherine New | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money

Taylor Lee, 18, can't decide where to go to college. But by Tuesday she must make a final choice between the University of Miami, a private school...

Saki Knafo

Occupy, Obama Speak Out As National Student Loan Debt Hits $1 Trillion | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

Among the couple hundred protesters who gathered in Union Square Wednesday then marched down Broadway, beating drums and holding signs, one wore a bla...

Even After Bankruptcy, You Can't Get Rid Of Student Debt

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 04.25.2012 | Money

-- The misfortunes that brought schoolteachers Devin and Sarah Stang and their four young children to bankruptcy – and the loss of their house ...

LOOK: Obama In Boulder And The Photo That Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.26.2012 | Denver

President Barack Obama walked into a bar. That's not just the beginning of a joke, it's the beginning of the whirlwind that was Obamamania last night ...

Tales of a UCF Grad: The Commencement Speech You Won't Want to Hear

Anna V. Eskamani | Posted 06.25.2012 | Miami
Anna V. Eskamani

Does it make sense to build a new state university when so many are already experiencing short falls? The actions of both our state legislature and Governor have left the class of 2012 scarred.

Obama Speaking On Key Issue To Young Voters

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Courting college voters, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Congress needs to keep the cost of college loans from skyr...

Proof Is in: Public Universities Are Economic Powerhouses for States

Michael A. McRobbie | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
Michael A. McRobbie

Rising costs and student debt threaten the foundation of public universities. We all need to work together to ensure that a four-year college degree remains within the grasp of all qualified students.

Remembering MLK: Standing Up to the Dream Killers

Van Jones | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Van Jones

Today, April 4th, 2012, marks the 44th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. It's a good time to reflect on the state of not only Dr. King's dream, but the American dream at large.

Is College Debt Affecting Your Marriage Plans?

Posted 03.29.2012 | College

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced last week that student loan debts have surpassed the $1 trillion mark, leaving the majority of 201...

Deadbeat Nation: Why the Public Should Cut Off Wall Street's Credit

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The real debt in this nation is the one that bankers owe the rest of the country. And as long as our politicians are allowed to rescue banks while ignoring consumers, it's a debt that will continue to go unpaid. And it will continue to grow.

The Shopping Solution for Higher Ed

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.15.2012 | College
Daniel Luzer

Since 1980, the cost of public universities, adjusted for inflation, has tripled, and Mitt Romney doesn't care how much it costs to go to college. He really just isn't interested.

The Value Gap

Jeff Selingo | Posted 03.13.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

For the vast majority of colleges, the time has come to prove their worth if they have any plans to continue the price increases of the past several years.

Financial Literacy for the College Student

Mary Johnson | Posted 01.30.2012 | College
Mary Johnson

College loans have provided a vital lifeline for most students and families, but affordability remains a top concern. It's time for a shared commitment to rebalance this equation.

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.

WATCH: Tackling Your Child's Student Loan Debt

Posted 12.24.2011 | Fifty

How do you avoid sending your kid off into the world without a pile of student loan debt? One key is to figure out the real, bottom-line price of a sp...