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Student Loan Repayment

Tyler Kingkade

Student Loan Repayment Can Be Confusing, So Nonprofits Are Creating A Hotline To Help | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.20.2015 | College

Student loan borrowers struggling with confusing information from the U.S. Department of Education will get help from a new website and hotline being ...

Your Outdated Student Loan Terms Could Be Costing You Thousands

Stephen Dash | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

While many graduates are bogged down with high interest rates and burdensome payments, many don't understand the terms of their loans. We've complied some data to help you visualize how different loan repayment options could impact your monthly payments and total loan amount by manipulating a few variables on a $25,000 standard student loan situation.

How Teachers Can Save Thousands on Their Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

The average teacher accrues over $50,000 in combined debt to receive a master's in education. Trying to overcome a $400 monthly payment does not have to be handled on your own and fortunately, there are forgiveness options available on a state and federal to help repay student debt.

I Have 30K in Student Loans. What Are My Options?

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

If you have started paying on your student loans already, you have probably realized that there is a variety of repayment plans available based on your individual circumstances. How do I know which to choose?

How to Avoid the Painful Consequences of Not Paying Your Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 05.05.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

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 fr...

Forgiven Loans Are Hidden Grants

Bob Hildreth | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Bob Hildreth

Now Obama envisions directing $14.6 billion from the loan program toward Pell in the next 10 years. But money is needed to cover forgiven loans. If further expansion of the generous forgiveness clauses leads to another unanticipated shortfall, will this transfer of fund still be possible?

Soon Student Loans Will Look Like the Tax Code

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Bob Hildreth

Colleges make it simple for students to borrow by packaging several different types of federal loans... Sometimes, schools even give students more loans than they need. The students have to accept the package and deal with the loans when they leave, whether they graduate or not.

Pros and Cons of Income-Driven Repayment Plans

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.07.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

Remember that signing up for these plans does not mean you have to stick with them forever; you can always reevaluate in a few years when your financial situation may have changed.

3 Student Loan Repayment Plans You Need to Know About

Equal Justice Works | Posted 03.16.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

A recent Washington Post article discussing the student debt plight of Wayne Tibak demonstrates the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of income-dri...

9 Facts About How to Manage Your Student Debt

Equal Justice Works | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Whether you are still deciding on college, taking out your first loans or are already in repayment, there is a lot to know about borrowing and repaying student loans.

4 Things Parents Need to Learn Now About Student Loans

Jodi Okun | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

When determining how to pay for this massive life event, parents are often as confused as their students. With that in mind, here are four things parents need to learn now about student loans before anyone signs on the dotted line.

These Are The Extreme Steps People Take To Pay Off Student Debt Quickly

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2014 | College

Congratulations, class of 2014: You finally graduated and today are the proud owners of a college degree and around $30,000 in student debt. Your n...

It's the Principal, Stupid

Bob Hildreth | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Congress brought out their knives and spears this year to fight over the interest rates you have to pay on your college loans. Those in favor of lower rates said they were coming to your rescue. Forget it. You are still sinking. "It's the principal, stupid!"

Student Loan Forgiveness: Available for Many, Used by Few

Ethan Senack | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

Public service jobs are critical for our nation's future -- from teaching our kids to keeping our communities safe -- and many college grads are eager to put their new skills to work in these kinds of careers. But crushing levels of debt often make it too hard.

Student Loan Borrowers Complain Lenders Are Doing A Terrible Job Handling Their Debt

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 10.16.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have received more than 3,800 complaints in the last year from borrowers of private student loans,...

How To Have Your Student Loans Erased

AP | JOSEPH PISANI | Posted 09.27.2013 | College

NEW YORK -- Wish you could make your student loans disappear? Student loan forgiveness programs can make it happen, but there's a problem....

Student Debt Is Ruining Everything

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business

Surprise: student debt is having a depressing effect on Americans' life choices. According to a new report from the Boston-based nonprofit American...

Report Finds Concern About Ability To Repay Student Debt

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

More than half of student loan borrowers are concerned about their ability to repay their college debt, including people working full time, research r...

An MBA and $130K in Student Loan Debt: Now What? | Posted 12.16.2012 | College

My education is a worthwhile investment from my perspective, and to get a good education these days costs a good chunk of change. The bigger question is what to do now that I've graduated and have to start repaying my loans. Here's my plan of attack.

So You Just Graduated College, What Do You Do About Your Loans?

Posted 08.05.2012 | College

Graduating college is an exciting experience. It's the start of the rest of your life. You get to walk away from classrooms and exams and finally han...

Student Loan Debt: Parents Aren't Safe Either

Myra Demeter | Posted 07.13.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I clutched my savings bankbook close to me as I walked with focus and determination to the bank. It was 1968 and I was walking to my savings bank to empty my bank account to pay for college. My passbook represented all the deposits I had made for the past 16 years.

10 Steps To Take If You Can't Pay Your Student Loan Bills | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Are you a recent college grad staring down the barrel of an overwhelming student loan repayment, or even years out of school and still struggling to p...

Late Payments On Student Loans Dip In 4th Quarter

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK — Statistics for one quarter don't make a trend, but a drop in the rate of late payments for student loans in the last three months of ...