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Obama Shifts Focus To Student Loan Debate

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's subsidized student loan program, a marquee issue for President Barack Obama last year as he courted young voters o...

Obama's Student Loan Idea Actually Wins Support From Republicans

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thur...

High School Seniors Have No Idea How Much College Debt They'll Be In

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

Half of all high school seniors have no idea how much money they'll need to borrow to pay for college, a new survey from the Credit Union National Ass...

Should You Pay Off Your Student Loans Quickly?

AP | JOSEPH PISANI | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

Feeling trapped under a mountain of student loan debt? Joe Mihalic did. So a year ago, the 29-year old Harvard Business School graduate aimed to wipe...

Student Loan Debt: The Next Economic Crisis

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

As students continue to need private loans to fund education, and banks continue to provide these funds, I am starting to wonder if student loans could lead to another economic crisis and an eventual bailout for banks in the future.

Congress Passes Student Loan Bill

Uloop | Posted 09.01.2012 | College

Congress has passed legislation that will keep student loan rates fixed at 3.4 percent before a rise July 1, in conjunction with a measure that allocated funding for construction of roads and bridges.

Where You Want To Be: How Money Impacts Where You Attend College

Maura Kastberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Maura Kastberg

It seems there is a great dichotomy when it comes to money for college. On one hand, parents want what's best for their children, but then they encourage them to make poor financial choices when selecting colleges.

Don't Let College Break the Bank: Tips to Save on Student Loans

SaveUp | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money

I haven't been the only one thinking about the cost of higher education as it's been a hot topic in the news lately. Here are the headlines that caught my attention and may have a big effect on your finances.

The Politics of the Stafford Loan

Uloop | Posted 08.05.2012 | College

As negotiations continue, there is a worrying expression for the students of the country. The waiting game continues, with the hope that come July 1st, the rates won't go up.