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3 Student Loan Tips Every Pre-Law Student Should Know

Equal Justice Works | Posted 08.02.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

It's a common myth among pre-law students that attending a top-tier law school and competing for a position at a big law firm is the only path to a su...

Social Entrepreneurship, Public Service, and Student Debt

Equal Justice Works | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Equal Justice Works

Every second, the national student debt balloon grows larger and larger. Student loans have far surpassed any other type of outstanding debt in Americ...

The Truth About Loan Forgiveness, Cancellation and Discharge

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.15.2017 | College
Equal Justice Works

It's not a myth! Every student loan borrower has to repay their debt, even if they are unable to find a job after graduating or didn't graduate at all. However, some repayment options can lead to your federal student loans being forgiven, canceled, or discharged.

Part Two: Ten Things You Should Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Equal Justice Works | Posted 12.22.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

This is Part Two of a two-part series about Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Be sure to check out Part One here! In Part One of this series, we talke...

Part One: Ten Things You Should Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Equal Justice Works | Posted 12.14.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

There's no way to make 120 payments in less than 10 years, even if you try to double up on the monthly amount. Since the program was enacted in 2007, the Department of Education will not begin accepting applications until 2017.

What Drives Student Debt

Bob Hildreth | Posted 10.29.2016 | College
Bob Hildreth

Student debt is one of the most pressing problems facing the United States today. What might appear to be mainly a challenge for young people and their families actually has a more far-reaching effect on the national economy.

Understand Stafford Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 08.09.2016 | Education
Stephen Dash

A Stafford Loan is currently the most popular student loan among federal student loan options due to its low interest rates and numerous borrower benefits. All Stafford Loans are eligible for in-school deferment, which allows students to defer repayments if enrolled in school at least half time.

The Loan-Down on Student Loans

Uloop | Posted 07.10.2016 | College

"Student loans": no two words any student or parent wants to think about. The mention of the phrase "student loans," or worse, "student loan debt," is enough to make anyone cringe in utter disgust and confusion.

Is Federal Loan Consolidation for You?

Credible | Posted 06.19.2016 | Education

A federal loan consolidation works differently than private loan consolidations. With a federal loan consolidation, all of your eligible federal loans are combined into one loan with a lower monthly payment. Borrowers can consolidate their loans after they graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment.

It's All About That Rate: Navigating Your Student Loan Refinancing Options

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
Aryea Aranoff

As an employee of a bank offering a national student loan refinance and consolidation program, I often speak with recent graduates looking for guidance on questions regarding their student loans. So, for those of you who still don't fully understand how student loan refinancing works, let me help you out.

9 Facts About How to Manage Your Student Debt

Equal Justice Works | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Whether you are still deciding on college, taking out your first loans or are already in repayment, there is a lot to know about borrowing and repaying student loans.

Ivory Tower 101: An Introduction to How Colleges Have Lost Their Way

Bob Hildreth | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Bob Hildreth

The problem of spiraling college tuition costs are the result of colleges' increasing dependence on federal and private loans. Colleges have continued to hike up their sticker prices with little risk as students and taxpayers absorb the financial burden of student loan payments and defaults.

JPMorgan To Stop Making Student Loans

Reuters | David Henry | Posted 09.05.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co will stop making student loans in October, according to a document reviewed by Reuters on Thursday, a...

Will the President's Plan Help or Harm Higher Education?

Gary A. Olson | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

My real concern is with the plan's proposal to create a new college rating system and to tie student aid to it. I have no problem with my institution being rated or with a new rating system in general, but who will create this system? Higher education experts? Or politicians?

Improving College Affordability: The Ball Is in the States' Courts

Elsa Nunez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education
Elsa Nunez

The excitement that typically surrounds college acceptance letters coming into households around the country is now being tempered by more than a little trepidation. The cost of college combined with a troubled economy means tough choices for prospective students.

An MBA and $130K in Student Loan Debt: Now What? | Posted 12.16.2012 | College

My education is a worthwhile investment from my perspective, and to get a good education these days costs a good chunk of change. The bigger question is what to do now that I've graduated and have to start repaying my loans. Here's my plan of attack.

GOP Rep. Links Student Loans To The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) claimed federally-funded student loans were unconstitutional Wednesday, and then went on to suggest that doing things tha...

Congress Isn't Doing Enough To Help Students, Experts Say

SmartMoney | AnnaMaria Andriotis | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: Congress may be close to reaching a last-minute deal to stop interest rates on popular federal student loans from doubling – but expe...

Virginia Foxx: First Woman to Ever Pay for College

Edward Murray | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Edward Murray

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is the chairwoman of the Higher Education & Workforce Training Subcommittee. It turns out that Virginia Foxx knows about as much about the specifics behind the student loan crisis as Red Foxx, who is dead.

Loan-Saddled Grads Fight Sallie Mae's 'Unemployment Penalty'

Posted 01.27.2012 | College

Over 50,000 college grads across the country have joined a campaign on urging student loan giant Sallie Mae to stop charging unemployed bor...

Suze Orman Answers Your Questions

Posted 01.11.2012 | College

Are you struggling with the fine print on your loan package? We've brought you the expert herself. Suze Orman, host of The Suze Orman Show, is a pe...

Lucia Graves

Department Of Energy Loans Program To Be Reviewed By White House | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday called for an independent review of the Department of Energy's loans program, the latest move to address quest...

Lucia Graves

Newt Gingrich Calls For Steven Chu To Be Fired Over Solyndra Scandal | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday called for Energy Secretary Steven Chu to be fired for his decision to allow Solyndra to ke...

Tyler Kingkade

One Program Will See Spending Increase In Debt Deal | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2011 | College

WASHINGTON -- The proposed compromise between congressional negotiators and the White House to increase the nation's borrowing limit would cut spendin...

Nearly One In Ten Community College Students Can't Access Federal Loans

Posted 06.29.2011 | College

More than one million community college students in 31 states are denied access to federal loans, according to a report released by the Project on Stu...