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  • +16

    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates

    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates
    Remember when student loan rates doubled in July after a lack of congressional action to stop it? That’s been reversed, after President Obama signed a law that restores lower interest rates for students. Republicans and democrats were finally able to come up with, what the President called a sensible, reasonable approach. The compromise came about after a series of summer negotiations. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
  • +25

    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt

    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt
    When you know you have debt up to your ears that exists in your student loan account, the stress is constant. In terms of gifting, that's what you really want - and need. Understandably, family members and other loved ones may not want to give you cash because they may feel it’s boring, would prefer to see the tangible gift that ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +25
  • +17

    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses

    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses
    Food. It’s one of the most basic human needs, yet for 49.1 million Americans, hunger is a constant struggle. Many of these Americans are also students – the people in your courses who you’d least expect. It makes sense, though. With college affordability being a constant struggle as well, it’s no wonder that many students go hungry. “Food insecurity” is the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?

    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?
    One out of seven Americans has student debt. Ask anyone and they’ll agree that the stress in paying it off can be insurmountable. Most people say they’d be willing to do just about anything to get rid of their student debt if asked, so a recent survey got into the specifics to see what people would actually do. Unsurprisingly, people would ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +22
  • +45

    Shocking Student Debt Statistics

    Shocking Student Debt Statistics
    Everyone wants a slice of the American Dream and, in this modern day, going to college is essential to success. Forget keeping up with the Jones’, these days Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the very student loans they took out to help ensure future success. So, what happens when they very institution that’s supposed to safeguard ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +45
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    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion

    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion
    Another for-profit has come under fire for its recruiting and money-making schemes. A huge victory was won this week for students that had once attended Corinthian College, according to MarketWatch. Like other for-profits that have come under federal and civil scrutiny, Corinthian advertised false graduation and job placement rates in order to attract students. After graduation, these students were unable to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Research Shows Women Suffer More from Student Loan Debt

    Research Shows Women Suffer More from Student Loan Debt
    On a daily basis, you can find some type of coverage on the “student loan crisis,” whether it’s expert advice on how to pay on time, an increase in the default rates or proposed solutions on forgiving student loan debt. But what you probably haven’t heard is how it’s affecting women and men differently – until recently. VICE distributed some eye-opening ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +10
  • +17

    Secretary Duncan Calls for Accountability, Lower Student Loan Debt

    Secretary Duncan Calls for Accountability, Lower Student Loan Debt
    This week, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, called for some changes to our nation’s current higher education system. During a speech at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Duncan pointed to the current insufficiencies in the system that lead students to graduate in six years or more as well as rack up student debt without the means to adequately pay for ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs

    Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs
    In the last five years, the cost of attending college has risen roughly 12%, according to CollegeBoard’s Trends in Higher Education. But what has increased at an even further alarming rate is the financial aid gap between lower income and wealthy students. The focus, which has been brought to light by Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst at New America, found ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +23