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The Government Will Soon Make Even More Money Off Student Loans

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 06.30.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interest rates go up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans. This hike is relatively minimal but could foreshadow more i...

Don't Let Student Loan Interest Rates Kill Dreams of a Brighter Future

Jodi Okun | Posted 09.17.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

With tuition, living costs and transportation costs all escalating, some students are opting to cut back on their academic career, attend a different college than their first choice, take longer to graduat and even stall or forego the college process altogether.

Student Loans Have Gotten Completely Out Of Hand (In 1 Chart)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

If you just graduated from college, chances are you'll begin going grey before you fully pay off your student loans. That's right: It takes the av...

When $50 Billion Isn't Enough

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.21.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

While we continue to hear isolated stories about students struggling with insurmountable debt, the overwhelming majority of those who borrow money pay it back, and are able to do so because of the additional compensation their degree affords them.

Shahien Nasiripour

New Bill Would Jumpstart Student Loan Refinancings | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

Debtors with high interest rates on their federal student loans would refinance into cheaper loans under proposed legislation to be unveiled this week...

Chris Kirkham

Obama Budget's Student Loan Gamble Filled With Long-Term Questions, Experts Say | Chris Kirkham | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama's proposed budget for next year would reduce interest rates on federal student loans in an attempt to remove staggering burdens...

Shahien Nasiripour

Record Student Loan Rates Feed Government Profit As Debt Damps Economy | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

BOSTON -- Millions of student borrowers are paying record relative interest rates on their government loans, lining Department of Education coffers an...

Student Loans Need Major Overhaul, Not Small Fixes | Posted 08.15.2012 | Money

We're quibbling over interest rates instead of coming to terms with a problem that requires a great deal more than the plodding, incremental approach being taken by the Federal Student Aid office and congress.

Student Loan Plans Get Big Rejections

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected dueling Democratic and Republican plans on Thursday for averting a July 1 doubling of interest rates on federal...

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....

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...

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...

Scott Brown Unleashes New Attack On Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R) has launched another attack on Elizabeth Warren, who is seeking to unseat him in the Massachusetts Senate race, criticizing her o...

Obama Pushes On Key Issue

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Diving into campaign mode full-bore, President Barack Obama will headline his first re-election rallies next week, marking an impor...

Joy Resmovits

Bill Would Cut Tax Loopholes To Keep Interest Rates For Student Loans Down | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education

As President Barack Obama makes his way across the country to slam an impending increase in federal student loan-interest rates, a group of congressio...