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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.

Jennifer Bendery

Big Democratic Push Fails In Senate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a bill that would have frozen student loan interest rates before they are set to double on July 1....

Student Loan Fight Goes Down In Senate

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill Tuesday to preserve low interest rates for millions of college students' loans, as the...

Partisan Fight Ensuing Over Key Issue

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House pressed Republicans Monday to back Democratic legislation preventing interest rates on federal student loans from d...

Lizzie Schiffman

Doubling Student Loan Interest Rate Would Hit Illinois Hard, Data Shows | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 05.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- If Congress fails to renew a 2007 law that halved the interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford loans, Illinois students will be star...

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...

Why We Can't Afford Our Nation's Public Education Debt

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

It is clear: Politicians are playing politics with education. And it's a game we cannot afford to lose.

Zach Carter

Student Loan Reform Fight Broader For Obama Than Interest Rate Debate | Zach Carter | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, congressional Democrats announced plans to introduce legislation that would extend the current low interest rates on governm...

The New Student Battle Cry: Don't Double My Rate!

Rich Williams | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Rich Williams

The media and the country are just waking up to the alarming fact that unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress must not let that happen.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Stafford Loan Interest Rate Increase: What's At Stake For African-American Students? | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Black Voices

With relatives on the alumni roster and a close proximity to his home in West Des Moines, Jordan Garrison-Nickerson had no doubt he'd attend college a...

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 ...

A Guide To Student Loans

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 06.24.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and his likely GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, agree on an issue of importance to college students: Keeping the intere...

President To Address Stafford Loan Interest Rates At CU

Posted 04.24.2012 | Denver

Thousands stood in line at the University Memorial Center in Boulder over the weekend hoping to get one of the free tickets available to watch Preside...

New Push To Keep Student Loan Rates From Doubling

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.23.2012 | College

A Congressman who successfully rallied Democrats in a government shutdown fight last summer hopes he can drum up support once more as he attempts to s...

Joy Resmovits

Will Congress Prevent Student-Loan Interest Rates From Doubling? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

Spencer Pritchard, a first-year political economics student at University of California, Berkeley, has less control over his professional career than...

This Guy Wants To Hear Your Student Loan Complaints

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 03.05.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The government's new consumer protection agency started accepting complaints Monday about student loans. The Consumer Financial Protect...

Student Loan Interest Rates to Double This July

Rich Williams | Posted 03.27.2012 | College
Rich Williams

Students are already weighed down by state budget cuts, struggling family finances and uncertain job prospects. We applaud President Obama for his proposal to keep student loan interest rates low. Now it's Congress' turn.

Why Does the Debt Deal Pick on Grad Students?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 10.17.2011 | Education
Beth Kobliner

Under the new deal, the government will no longer subsidize the popular federal student loan, the Stafford, for graduate school. Congress felt it was the right time to hit students where it hurts the most: their wallets.

The Toxic Rhetoric of For-Profit College Companies

José Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
José Cruz

Choice and opportunity -- as concepts, as values, as concrete manifestations of the American Dream -- deserve more respect than the for-profit college industry is giving them.

Federal Student Loan Changes

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jason Alderman

A key component of the recently passed Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act will result in several significant modifications to the how federal student loans are offered and processed.

Things About Money You Don't Learn in College

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Don McNay

College seniors are entering a world of money -- and without very much preparation for what is about to hit them.

Shahien Nasiripour

While Law School Tuition Skyrockets, Government Student Loan Limits Remain Stagnant | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While law school tuition has skyrocketed over the past 15 years, federal loan limits have remained stagnant, putting more pressure on students to take...

Students Borrowing Dramatically More To Pay For College

The Wall Street Journal | ANNE MARIE CHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Students are borrowing dramatically more to pay for college, accelerating a trend that has wide-ranging implications for a generation of young people....

Democrats Fail Grads on Student Loans

Reince Priebus | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
Reince Priebus

Congress will soon leave town for their July 4th recess. They'll be celebrating Independence Day, but the Democrats in Congress aren't leaving those with student loans much to celebrate.