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Student Loan Interest Rates

What the CFPB Report on Private Student Loans Missed | Posted 09.26.2012 | College

It describes how PSL growth exploded during the run-up to the 2008 collapse because of the same credit underwriting, regulatory oversight and consumer disclosure deficiencies we've seen with other types of lending.

Will I Be Paying off College Loans for the Rest of My Life?

Jodi Okun | Posted 07.12.2012 | Money
Jodi Okun

If you are graduating with student loan debt, you may be overwhelmed by the amount you owe. Six months after you stop taking courses (at least half-time) -- whether or not you've graduated -- your federal student loan bills starting coming due.

New Changes To Federal Student Loans, Pell Grants

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.03.2012 | College

The interest rate on federally subsidized student loans will remain at a discounted 3.4 percent, but fewer people will be able to use them. Last we...

Congress Passes Major Bill

AP | ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding inter...

For Students, Important Deadline Looms

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 06.29.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- Borrowers hoping to consolidate their student loans through a special program created by President Barack Obama last year have just unti...

Congress To Beat Buzzer On Two Key Bills

Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

By JOAN LOWY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — After being derided as a "do-nothing" Congress, the House and Senate moved Friday toward passage ...

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...

Why You Shouldn't Jump At Low Interest Rates

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.20.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — For college-bound students, the easy money seems to be everywhere. The website for Discover's student loans says it can help: "Cover...

The Price of College Affordability

William G. Tierney | Posted 08.18.2012 | Los Angeles
William G. Tierney

If colleges and universities ignore their rising costs and continue their business-as-usual approach, what kind of academic world might emerge in America?

Neglecting College Affordability Is a Colossal Moral Failure

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
Kati Haycock

If we are really focused on re-energizing the U.S. economy, we need far more of our young people to enter and complete college.

New Hope For Stalled Student Loan Bill

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday sought to defuse a partisan standoff over how to prevent student loan interest rates ...

White House Announcement Brings Good News For Students

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Money

* White House welcomes more transparency on loans, financing * Congress in standoff over student loan interest rates * O...

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.

Student Loan Debt Stands Alone

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money

By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK, May 31 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer debt fell in the first three months of the year as American...

$1,000,000,000,000: How Did We Get Here?

Jennifer Mishory | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Mishory

Despite the trajectory of debt, this generation of college graduates holds better economic prospects than their non-college peers, but with the drag of debt, interest, and the unforgiving lenders holding them back for decades to come.

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.

War on Students

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

The latest victims in Republican warfare are the most defenseless among us -- our children. By allowing student interest rates to double, we will once again hurt those who need financial aid the most, and once again further disenfranchise the already marginalized.

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....

Group Writes Scathing Report: What Kind Of President Would Romney Be On Education?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney haven't been talking much about education's toughest questions aside from recent attention o...

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...

What Student Debt Looks and Feels Like From a Graduate's Perspective

Matthew Ross Smith | Posted 07.03.2012 | Money
Matthew Ross Smith

I offer this screenshot as a small window into what student debt looks and feels like from the graduate's perspective. Just look at the "Amount Applied to Interest Column." Half a decade worth of payments later, I still owe over $1,000 more than the original amount I borrowed.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Mocks Student Loan Drama

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 05.01.2012 | Comedy

On Monday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart took a moment to weigh in on Federal student loan interest rates, which are at risk of doubling in coming ...

How Your Rep. Voted On Student Loans

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

-- The 215-195 roll call Friday by which the House passed a $5.9 billion bill to keep interest rates on millions of federal student loans from doubli...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Student Loan Bill That Cuts Women's Health Program, As Boehner Rails Against 'War On Women' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives advanced a bill Friday that funds cheaper student loans by cutting a preventive health care program -- spar...

Laura Bassett

White House Threatens To Veto GOP Student Loan Plan | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

The White House is threatening to veto a plan put forth by House Republicans to reduce student loan interest rates by pulling money from the Preventio...