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Parent Loan Fix Led to Declines in Black Student Enrollment

Universities and colleges each lost between three and 100 black students

The federal government tightened credit standards and began denying PLUS loans to parents. Black families…

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4 Things Every College Grad Should Know About Student Loan Repayment

NFCC offers low- or no-cost debt repayment advice to recent grads

These 4 tips from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling help college grads get ahead…

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Don’t Let Student Loan Debt Stress You Out

Three tips that will help you breathe

Our society tends to make debt a moral question, in many instances, equating a person’s…

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For-Profit College Students Refuse to Pay Back Their Student Loans

Group asking Education Department to forgive their debt

Students who attended for-profit online schools now refuse to pay their student loans.

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Getting Your Boss to Pay Your Student Loan Debt

Trading loyalty for debt relief

Colorado Representative Kathleen Collins “KC” Becker proposed a bill that can give qualifying workers up…

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Student Loan Nightmare: One Borrower’s Struggle to Find Relief

Experts share how to navigate resolution when your loan is sold

Bridget Butler’s story sounds simple enough, but the complex student loan industry made her life…

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President Obama Details Student Aid Bill of Rights

Proposal aims to provide consumer protections for student borrowers

On March 10, President Barack Obama went to the Georgia Institute of Technology to speak…

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Want to Get $60,000 Toward Your Student Loan Debt? Read This

Uncle Sam wants ‘You’ and will pay big money in return

The government will pay as much as $60,000 of your student loan debt under the…

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Taylor Swift Helps Fan Pay Down Student Loan Debt

One music lover gets the shock of her life

Don’t you ever wish that someone would just magically appear and help you pay off…

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Wells Fargo to Provide Student Loan Modifications

Some private student loan borrowers will get relief

Eligible borrowers will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.

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Study: Student Debt and the Class of 2013

Students are attempting to dig themselves out of debt.

The Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) released…

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Infographic: What You Could Buy with the Nation’s Student Loan Debt

What could you purchase with $1 trillion?

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, total student loan debt is more than $1.2…

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Education Department Announces Plans to Strengthen PLUS Loan Program

Federal government works to help more families qualify for college loans

The Department of Education announces plans to update its PLUS loan regulations in order to…

By Courtney Connley

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Report: Private Student Loan Borrowers Driven into Default

New report shows borrowers struggle to get help

Some borrowers say they don’t receive enough information or assistance from lenders and servicers when…

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Infographic: Are You Taking on Too Much Student Loan Debt?

Don't dig yourself into a debt hole

Student loan debt is at an all-time high. In fact, nearly 11% of all student…

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10 Worst States for Student Loan Debt

Is your state one of them?

Personal finance website Wallet Hub recently conducted a study highlighting the best and worst states…

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University of Chicago Launches New Initiative to End Student Loans

Initiative will provide further support for low-income students

University of Chicago launches new initiative to end student loans and offer financial support for…

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Student Loan Defaults Decline, Yet Number Remains High

For-profit schools account for the majority of defaults

Among all colleges, about 13.7% defaulted within three years of entering repayment.

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Older Americans Saddled with Student Loan Debt

Student loans are starting to linger into borrowers' golden years

Student loan debt has an impact on a much larger group of people than might…

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Back-to-School: CFPB Works to Protect Student Veterans

The organization aims to shield veterans from abusive and deceptive recruiting practices by schools

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking to help veterans looking to go back to…

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