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Creating Opportunities in the Aloha State

Mark Takai | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Mark Takai

As I watch and listen to recent national conversations about education reform, I can't help but think about my family. My youngest sister Nikki teaches math at Pearl City High School, my wife Sami and I are products of public schools, and we send our two children to public schools.

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...

Beyond the Basics: 5 Student Loan Terms You Need to Know

Manilla.com | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

You may already know your interest rate like the back of your hand, but what about the difference between your interest rate and your Annual Percentage Rate (APR)? Learn these five concepts so that you can know where you really stand with your finances and student loans.

New Tuition Plan Could Make College 'Free' In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.21.2014 | College

If a new proposal is approved by the Michigan Legislature, the state's college students could soon go to school for free. Well, not exactly free: They...

More Changes To Student Loans Could Be On The Way

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 02.04.2014 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. Student loans garnered a lot of attention in 2013...

Obama Jokes About What He Hasn't Done In A While

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compr...

Obama To Sign Bill Changing Student Loans

Associated Press | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Students heading back to college this fall will save thousands in interest charges on their loans after they graduate once President Ba...

Katherine Burkhart

Congress' Student Loan Fix Won't Help Students Most In Need

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Burkhart | Posted 08.07.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- Regardless of whether Congress can pass legislation to address the rise in interest rates on federally subsidized student loans, it will...

House Approves Lower Rates On Student Loans

Associated Press | Philip Elliott | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading ...

When We Put Our Country First, We Can Do the Right Thing

Sen. Joe Manchin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Sen. Joe Manchin

Each year, millions of American students rely on the federal student loan program to pursue higher education. For many families, without the ability to pay for their students' education over a longer term, college would simply be out of reach.

INFOGRAPHIC: Senate Deal Treats Students Like Cash Cows

Tom Allison | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Tom Allison

With market interest rates so low this year, students taking out loans will pay a lower rate than current law of 6.8 percent -- for now. But without strong enough protections from high rates in the future, this infographic demonstrates how the deal will actually milk students in the coming years.

Senate Reaches Bipartisan Student Loan Deal

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Heading off a costly increase for returning college students, a bipartisan group of senators reached a deal Wednesday that would of...

Shahien Nasiripour

Student Loan Deal Makes Future Borrowers Pay For Today's Lower Rates

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators struck a deal late Wednesday to overhaul the federal student loan program, tying interest rates on new lo...

Joy Resmovits

For Students, No Relief From Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate vote to restore low interest rates temporarily on some new federal student loans failed to advance Wednesday, increasing the od...

More Support For Elizabeth Warren's Idea

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

More than 1,000 college professors from 568 higher education institutions around the country have signed a letter calling on Congress to pass legislat...

Education Debt and the Vocation Crisis: Prospective Priests Can No Longer Afford Poverty

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Gabrielle Canon

The increase in rates on federal student loans will not only impact students -- members of the Catholic Church fear this will also affect faith. Graduates with large amounts of debt will now be less likely to pursue priesthood and will contribute to a significant shortage of priests in the U.S.

Student Loan Rates Doubled on Monday: Here's What You Need to Know

Brazen Life | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Brazen Life

The only bright side of this whole mess among lawmakers might be that it drives you to finally sit down and take a painful but necessary look at your situation. And hopefully, after you do that, lawmakers will just get their act together to reach a compromise, making paying it all back that little bit easier.

We've Made It a Hassle to Get a Tassle

Alex Palombo | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

Government (and most voters) don't see a student loan hike as a far-reaching economic problem. They see it as affecting a small percentage of the population, a population with lower voter turnout than most. We cannot afford to keep thinking that way.

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...

Republican Obstructionism Leads to Doubling Student Loan Rates

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

As outstanding educational debt soars past $1 trillion, it's clear that the outmoded tradeoff of debt for diplomas is no long working for Americans.

Bad News For Students

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Student loan rates will double Monday – at least for a while – after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates l...

Congress Must Act to Prevent Student Loan Rates From Doubling

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

More than ever, a college diploma unlocks economic opportunity, provides students with a wealth of new skills and knowledge, and encourages innovation and growth. But more than ever, it also comes with a mountain of student loan debt.

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.

Zach Carter

College Leaders Petition Congress To Address Looming Loan Rate Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of over 100 student body presidents, representing more than 1 million college students, will deliver a petition to lawmakers...

Poll Reveals Broad Support For Treating Students As Well As Banks

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

A vast majority of voters want Congress to maintain the interest rates on federal student loans at their current level or lower them, a poll released ...