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    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program

    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program
    Former and current college students with disabilities may not be aware of a program that allows student debt relief, and the Department of Education announced a new process to identify individuals eligible for the federal loan forgiveness program, called the Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Federal Student Loan Discharge. The program was created to aid those who are permanently disabled and/or ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Study: Some Student Aid Out of Reach

    Study: Some Student Aid Out of Reach
    Study: Some student aid out of reach More than 20 percent of community college students in Virginia do not have access to federal loans, according to a national study. [widget:finance_quiz] The report by the Project on Student Debt found that one in 10 community college students in the United States are barred from financing their education with federal loans, considered the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Recession Over? Kinda Sort of, Economists Say

    Recession Over? Kinda Sort of, Economists Say
    Oct. 31--DURHAM -- Economic experts weighing in on some Friday morning pronouncements that the recession likely ended this summer agreed with the assessment, but said high unemployment and job losses will also likely continue. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that gross domestic product increased by an estimated 3.5 percent in the third quarter on Thursday largely a result of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point

    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point
    It's the clearest sign yet the recession is finally ending: Employers laid off far fewer workers in July, the jobless rate dipped for the first time in 15 months and workers' hours and pay edged upward. Those are the kind of figures that could give Americans the psychological boost necessary for recovery to take root after the worst recession since World ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression

    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression
    The economy is sour and we have yet to see signs of the recovery in our own lives, but there’s no need to hoard every penny you’ve got and live in fear. Why? We’ve been through bad times before. And we didn't just survive — we emerged even stronger and smarter than before. When? The Great Depression of the 1930s, for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Ask Your Employer for Student Loan Assistance

    How to Ask Your Employer for Student Loan Assistance
    The student loan market – and subsequent skyrocketing student loan debt – has influenced so much of today’s economy that it has even become a component in job search and salary negotiations. Savvy job seekers are asking employers how they can effectively help them pay off student loan debt in addition to conversations about healthcare, 401K and work-life benefits. After all, ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +25
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +22
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +23
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    More Students to Drive home for Thanksgiving

    More Students to Drive home for Thanksgiving
    Nov. 19--More Americans will take to the roads but fewer to the skies this Thanksgiving, as travelers control spending amid tough economic times, automotive and travel group AAA predicted Wednesday. AAA forecast that 38.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for the holiday, up 1.4 percent from last year. About 86 percent will drive, up slightly, thanks ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Economy Changing Plans for College Students

    Economy Changing Plans for College Students
    HOUSTON -- One-third of students are changing their college plans because of the economy, according to the 2009 Back to College survey. The nationwide survey, conducted by Money Management International, a nonprofit full-service credit counseling organization, measured the toll of the economy on students' plans for attending and paying for college. Tuition, room, and board for the average undergraduate student in ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Five States Stretch School Schedules

    Five States Stretch School Schedules
    If the school day didn't seem long enough already for students in these five states, it’s probably about to. [gate] Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee and the lucky five U.S. states that will continue an initiative to have the option to add on school days, make school days longer, or both. The options will be decided upon by schools, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change

    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change
    According to a new survey, most Americans think higher education is still highly valued, but needs to change to compete in the global marketplace. [gate] In fact, 83 percent thought that a college education is necessary to achieving success in the global economy. In reference to their opinions of the nation as a whole, 46 percent consider the state of higher ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The Top 10 Richest Colleges

    The Top 10 Richest Colleges
    College tuition costs raise with the blink of an eye, but where does the money go? Do these institutions really need our hard-earned, loaned and borrowed cash? Maybe. We'll let you be the judge of that. According to a list of colleges with the largest financial endowments, compiled by U.S. News and World Report, these are the top ten richest colleges ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month

    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month
    MARCH 2011 -- The nation’s jobless rate fell to 8.9% last month – its lowest level since April of 2009. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 222,000 private sector jobs were added in February— which marks the 12th straight month of private sector job growth that has added 1.5 million jobs at private firms. However, the total net increase ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    3 Good Things a Recession Does for Careers

    3 Good Things a Recession Does for Careers
    Are you sick of hearing bad news about the economy and job market? Well then, this post is for you. I’m not trying to discount the fact a lot of people are suffering professionally these days. Yet, the reality is a recession actually has some short-term and long-term upsides when it comes to how we view and manage our careers. That’s ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Jobless Numbers Largely Unchanged from Last Month

    Jobless Numbers Largely Unchanged from Last Month
    APRIL 2011-- The nation’s unemployment rate was largely unchanged from February’s 8.9% , reported in March. And, new applications for unemployment benefits fell by 10,000 in the last week of March to 382,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported. However, a story in the Huffington Post this week calls attention to the “real unemployment rate”, which includes people who have been on ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    First Time Tax Filing Explained

    First Time Tax Filing Explained
    April 15th is fast approaching— the nationally dreaded tax day. But don’t despair. While this may represent a challenge if it’s your first time filing, it can also pay off big if you wind up with a refund. The long and short of it is, you won’t know if you’re owed a refund until you file. But completing the whole process ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +3
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    Have You Considered Consolidating?

    Have You Considered Consolidating?
    No matter what type of loan you take out, it comes with its own interest rate. It can seem like a riddle when trying to keep track of your loans and payments. When it comes to loans, consolidation can be a great option. In consolidating your loans, it can become easier to handle because, essentially, your multiple loans will become one ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    10 Internship Interview Tips

    10 Internship Interview Tips
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions

    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions
    It's 2016 - the year of the getting out of debt has arrived! In the Avoid Credit Card Debt - Credit cards can seem like a simple solution for the present, however, piling on debt to deal with later is not a solution. As enticing as any credit card’s rates may seem, interest accumulates rapidly and paying off the minimum payment ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +20