Seven in ten college graduates in the United States now leave school with student loan debt, averaging about $29,000 per student. In order to help relieve the impact of student loans on your life, here are some ways to stay on top of your loans.
Which comes first, the down payment or paying back loans? Saving for a down payment can seem daunting while still repaying your student loans, but it can be done.
These are things I've noticed over many years, and especially this year during the college search. Think of it this way. Is that small, private college or public university really worth going into debt $30,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars?
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently proposed a plan to provide two years of loan payments for graduates of New York colleges who remain in the state earning their degree and make less than $50,000 per year.
Though not out-rightly against aiding student borrowers, his political priorities clearly lay elsewhere--with shrinking big government, strengthening states' rights, and expanding the private sector.
When it comes to what goes on in the marble corridors of the Federal Reserve, Americans tend to be suspicious. For different reasons, both the right and the left have challenged Fed policies aimed at bolstering the economy in the wake of the Great Recession.
When you've been working for a while at paying off your student loans, it may become tempting to gather your funds and pay off your loans once and for...
This is part of an ongoing series by Credible about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of education for...
What happens if you don’t pay your student loans? Last year, over 11.3% of all student loans were considered delinquent. This statistic has doubled...
At Credible we are writing about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of education for students and ...
Marco Rubio, the junior Republican Senator from Florida, will formally launch his presidential campaign on Monday. Facing a crowded field of competitors, he hopes to carve out a space for himself as the fresh-faced Republican who challenges the party's establishment and connects with younger voters.
A large percentage of college kids have not been taught to properly use credit. There are a few reasons for this. It could be that the parents don't understand it completely, so they pass on really bad habits. It could be that they just ignored the conversation at home. Here's why I think giving a college student a credit card is a bad idea.
One night I grabbed a glass of wine, put on music and set out all my bills on my dining room table so I could write out my monthly expenses in a notebook. I always knew the rough amount of my expenses but had never compiled them together all in one place before.
If legal remedies for borrowers, such as defense to repayment, exist only on paper, they are not worth very much. Meeting with Corinthian borrowers is the first step in the Department's necessary recognition that it needs to be more proactive and protective when it comes to student borrowers.
If the word "crisis" seems dramatic to you, you haven't been paying attention. The Federal Reserve recently released new data on student debt, and it shows that the situation is even worse than many people realized. There's a lot of new information available, but here are four things every American needs to know.
President Obama's efforts to simplify the student loan program and to end poor loan services and deceptive debt collection practices are all good. However, the changes he put forward do not go far enough to adequately address the problems of high tuition and high debt.