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10 Student Loan Repayment Myths Debunked

"While research shows a correlation between degree attainment and higher incomes for individuals who earn a college degree, the economy, job markets and individual life circumstances are subject to change beyond students' control. So borrow mindfully, keep track of cumulative…

8 Questions to Ask Before Borrowing a Private Student Loan

As financial aid packages roll in, students and parents may start wondering whether a private student loan could help them pay for college.
We had experts weigh in on the questions students -- and their parents -- should ask before taking on private debt.

Federal Loans Tough To Come By For Community College Students

Tuition and fees at most community colleges are pretty reasonable these days, about $3,500 a year. Which is why the vast majority of community college students don't take out loans to cover their costs. But, according to the Institute for College Access and Success, a non-profit advocacy…

Senate Approves College Student Loan Plan Tying Rates to Markets

The Senate on Wednesday approved a bipartisan plan that would tie interest rates for college student loans to the financial markets, bringing Congress close to finally resolving a dispute that caused rates to double on July 1.

But the 81-18 vote, which drew overwhelming support from…

Editorial: Congress must reverse doubling of student-loan interest rates

CONGRESS squandered a year of potential progress on student-loan interest rates. The result of its inaction was a sharp rise in rates on Monday.

Rates on federally subsidized Stafford loans jumped from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, essentially slapping a $1,000 tax…

Student loan interest rate doubles. Government could pay more, too.

Millions of college students woke up Monday to a new reality: The interest rate on their new subsidized Stafford loans – the most popular federal student loan program – doubled overnight.

Interest rates on new college student loans double, but Congress could restore low rates later

College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring — unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday.

Subsidized Stafford loans, which account for…

Interest rates on student loans set to double next week

U.S. senators headed home for a Fourth of July recess without passing a bill that would prevent interest rates from doubling on student loans next week, leading to a ramp-up of political finger-pointing.

Last year, Democrats used the looming increase in the cost of…

Congress must keep college loans affordable

Once again, Congress is facing a time-sensitive “cliff” deadline: July 1, when rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans will double should Congress fail to act.

If this cliff sounds familiar, it’s because we were at the same brink last year during the election. A last-minute…

Congress should extend low-interest rate for federal student loans 2013-04-19
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