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It's All About That Rate: Navigating Your Student Loan Refinancing Options

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 12.19.2014 | Money
Aryea Aranoff

As an employee of a bank offering a national student loan refinance and consolidation program, I often speak with recent graduates looking for guidance on questions regarding their student loans. So, for those of you who still don't fully understand how student loan refinancing works, let me help you out.

9 Facts About How to Manage Your Student Debt

Equal Justice Works | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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.

Ivory Tower 101: An Introduction to How Colleges Have Lost Their Way

Bob Hildreth | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

The problem of spiraling college tuition costs are the result of colleges' increasing dependence on federal and private loans. Colleges have continued to hike up their sticker prices with little risk as students and taxpayers absorb the financial burden of student loan payments and defaults.

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...

Tyler Kingkade

Study Finds Disturbing Trend With Private Student Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.20.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Students took on more student-loan debt than they needed or could handle, during a borrowing boom from 2004 to 2008, largely due to relaxe...

Need A Loan? Don't Count On These Banks

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

(Repeats story published earlier on Monday) * Percentage of tight-fisted community banks doubles * Light lenders hold $8...

Can Your Family Afford College?

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.19.2012 | College
Jason Alderman

I'm a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, whether through college, trade school or self-study, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, "Is a degree really worth the cost?"

Easing Student Loan Repayments

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.19.2012 | College
Jason Alderman

If you're having difficulty paying off your student loans and want to avoid defaulting, Income-Based Repayment and other options are available that might help.

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...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Why Colleges Should Help Students Minimize Private Loan Use

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 09.12.2011 | College

Halfway through her junior year of college, Crystal Nance suddenly needed to come up with $15,000 in order to graduate. While federal loans covered...

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 ...

Sallie Mae Intensified Lobbying Amid Loan Overhaul

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK — Student lender Sallie Mae spent $1.86 million to lobby the U.S. government in the first quarter, as lawmakers debated the passage of ...

PHOTOS: 9 Key Points Of The Student Aid Bill

Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, signed into law yesterday, will bring major reforms to America's higher education system. The law plans...

Obama Cites Savings In Student Loans Measure

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — Big changes in the student loan program will help make college more affordable for students and their debt load more manageable aft...

Student Loan Bill Hits Snag, Gets Sent Back To House (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

UPDATE: The bill passed the Senate, 56-43, and the House, 220-207. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act is headed back to the House of Repre...

Increase In Applicants For Pell Grants Puts Pressure On Student Aid Bill

newsweek.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's never seemed like much of a debate. Should the government spend $61 billion over the next 10 years to continue to subsidize the private lenders w...

Pell Grant College Aid Program Will Fall $18 Billion Short

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — The Pell Grant program for needy college students is facing a massive shortfall as the country's bleak job market drives people bac...

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.