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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...

Not Far Enough on Student Loans

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The rationale for lending federal money out at low interest to banks is that it provides a lot of capital to the banking system, meaning there is more money out there to boost the economy. There really is no good reason not to make the same investment in students.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Student Loan Deal Set To Fail Again | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a major vote that would help some 7 million college students pay a lower interest rate on their new loans, Senate Democrat...

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...

Joy Resmovits

College Completion Increasing At Glacial Pace | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

The number of Americans with college degrees is inching up slowly, with about 100,000 more students holding post-secondary degrees in 2010 than the ye...

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...