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Feds Call For Help With Private Student Loans

Feds Call For Help With Private Student Loans

Tyler Kingkade  07.29.2013
Three federal regulatory agencies are calling on banks that issue private student loans to assist struggling borrowers, as recent college...
Beauty School Students Left With Broken Promises and Large Debts

Beauty School Students Left With Broken Promises and Large Debts

New York Times  07.29.2013
The debt collectors call so often that Amarilis Madera knows them by name. For years, they have threatened to take her possessions and...
GOP Rep: Congress Doesn't Need To Make College Affordable

GOP Rep: Congress Doesn't Need To Make College Affordable

Tyler Kingkade  07.25.2013
The federal government should have no role in trying to make college affordable, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) said, backing legislation...
Parents' Income Not Able To Keep Up With Rising College Costs

Parents' Income Not Able To Keep Up With Rising College Costs

AP  07.23.2013
WASHINGTON — College costs are driving decisions about which schools to attend, what to study and even where to live, according to...
A Brief History Of Student Loans

A Brief History Of Student Loans

AP  07.19.2013
WASHINGTON — The space race didn't just bring America's young people Tang and toy rockets. It also launched federal student loans. Since...
Another State Considering Radical Tuition Plan

Another State Considering Radical Tuition Plan

Tyler Kingkade  07.18.2013
Two state lawmakers in Ohio are pushing for a plan that would allow students to earn a bachelor's degree at public colleges without paying...
Undergrads Envision A World Without Student Loans

Undergrads Envision A World Without Student Loans

07.15.2013
This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. Congress is still squabbling over student loan interest rates, but proposals...
A Reason To Second-Guess Staying Close To Home

A Reason To Second-Guess Staying Close To Home

Tyler Kingkade  07.11.2013
Tuition for in-state students at public colleges rose faster than nonresident rates, according to a new report from the U.S. Department...
More Support For Elizabeth Warren's Idea

More Support For Elizabeth Warren's Idea

Tyler Kingkade  07. 9.2013
More than 1,000 college professors from 568 higher education institutions around the country have signed a letter calling on Congress to...
Alumni May Help Make College More Affordable

Alumni May Help Make College More Affordable

Reuters  07. 8.2013
By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK, July 8 (Reuters) - Student borrowers are so often underemployed after graduation, they have a...
One State Is Seriously Considering Making Public Universities Free

One State Is Seriously Considering Making Public Universities Free

AP  07. 3.2013
PORTLAND, Ore. -- On college campuses across the United States, the eternal optimism of youth has been throttled out by a fear of crushing...
Warren's Idea More Popular Than Anyone Else's

Warren's Idea More Popular Than Anyone Else's

Tyler Kingkade  06.27.2013
Legislation from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to reform the federal college loan program has garnered more support than any other proposal,...
Report Finds Concern About Ability To Repay Student Debt

Report Finds Concern About Ability To Repay Student Debt

Tyler Kingkade  06.26.2013
More than half of student loan borrowers are concerned about their ability to repay their college debt, including people working full time,...
Student Debt Relief Companies Charge Excessive Fees For Free Programs: Report

Student Debt Relief Companies Charge Excessive Fees For Free Programs: Report

Tyler Kingkade  06.20.2013
Student borrowers are getting ripped off by private companies that offer to help them manage their loans but then charge hundreds of dollars...