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JPMorgan To Stop Making Student Loans

Reuters | David Henry | Posted 09.05.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co will stop making student loans in October, according to a document reviewed by Reuters on Thursday, a...

Will the President's Plan Help or Harm Higher Education?

Gary A. Olson | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

My real concern is with the plan's proposal to create a new college rating system and to tie student aid to it. I have no problem with my institution being rated or with a new rating system in general, but who will create this system? Higher education experts? Or politicians?

Improving College Affordability: The Ball Is in the States' Courts

Elsa Nunez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education
Elsa Nunez

The excitement that typically surrounds college acceptance letters coming into households around the country is now being tempered by more than a little trepidation. The cost of college combined with a troubled economy means tough choices for prospective students.

An MBA and $130K in Student Loan Debt: Now What?

Credit.com | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Credit.com

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.

GOP Rep. Links Student Loans To The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) claimed federally-funded student loans were unconstitutional Wednesday, and then went on to suggest that doing things tha...

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...

Virginia Foxx: First Woman to Ever Pay for College

Edward Murray | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Edward Murray

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is the chairwoman of the Higher Education & Workforce Training Subcommittee. It turns out that Virginia Foxx knows about as much about the specifics behind the student loan crisis as Red Foxx, who is dead.

Loan-Saddled Grads Fight Sallie Mae's 'Unemployment Penalty'

Posted 01.27.2012 | College

Over 50,000 college grads across the country have joined a campaign on change.org urging student loan giant Sallie Mae to stop charging unemployed bor...

Suze Orman Answers Your Questions

Posted 01.11.2012 | College

Are you struggling with the fine print on your loan package? We've brought you the expert herself. Suze Orman, host of The Suze Orman Show, is a pe...

Lucia Graves

Department Of Energy Loans Program To Be Reviewed By White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday called for an independent review of the Department of Energy's loans program, the latest move to address quest...

Lucia Graves

Newt Gingrich Calls For Steven Chu To Be Fired Over Solyndra Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday called for Energy Secretary Steven Chu to be fired for his decision to allow Solyndra to ke...

Tyler Kingkade

One Program Will See Spending Increase In Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2011 | College

WASHINGTON -- The proposed compromise between congressional negotiators and the White House to increase the nation's borrowing limit would cut spendin...

Nearly One In Ten Community College Students Can't Access Federal Loans

Posted 06.29.2011 | College

More than one million community college students in 31 states are denied access to federal loans, according to a report released by the Project on Stu...

Debt Dictates Students' Adult Life

iowastatedaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Jessica Moore and her husband, Matt, quickly obtained jobs in their areas of study upon graduation. The Moores critically review each dollar earned an...

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 ...

Higher Education Key To Improving Economy, Yet McCain Lacks Specifics On Help

Gregory S. Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gregory S. Evans

In a shrinking economy with a middle-class burdened by the extraordinarily high costs of college tuition in the United States, the best investment we can make for our long-term fiscal health is in increased access to higher education.