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Graduate Student Loans Regulations Proposed by Obama

Graduate Student Loans Regulations Proposed by Obama

By Kathy Karadza March 17, 2014

The Obama administration took new steps on Friday and proposed “gainful employment” regulations to hold for-profit colleges and other career training programs accountable for producing graduates who can earn enough money to pay back student loans. The regulations are intended …

Occupy Wall Street Buys Debt at 50-1, Abolishes It Occupy Wall Street Buys Debt at 50-1, Abolishes It
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Reuters and the Guardian both report one of Occupy Wall Street’s spinoff groups, the Rolling Jubilee Project, announcing this week that they have successfully bought $14.7 million in healthcare debt accumulated by Americans for roughly $400,000. Rolling Jubilee was set …

Financial Aid Changes at UVa Protested by Students Financial Aid Changes at UVa Protested by Students

In August of this year, board members at the University of Virginia decided to made significant changes to its financial aid program, called AccesUVa. According to the University of Virginia, this program accommodated 100% of the demonstrated need of students …

Student Loan Deal Signed by Pres. Obama Student Loan Deal Signed by Pres. Obama
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This past Friday, President Barack Obama signed the Higher Education Act into law, an act that the AP reports restored lower interest rates. The President also pledged to continue lowering the costs of a college education. “Feels good signing bills. …

Student Loans: Dealing with the Interest Rate Jump Student Loans: Dealing with the Interest Rate Jump

Unless fortunate enough to already have the funds to pay for college, most college students will have to take out a student loan at some point within their college career. In fact, there are currently 37 million borrowers in the …

Student Loan Rates Will Double, Unless... Student Loan Rates Will Double, Unless...

Come July 1, student loan interest rates will double from 3.4% to 6.8%. That rate jump will only affect all new federally-subsidized student loans, not existing loans. Lots of folks are looking for ways to remedy the high-interest situation. BusinessWeek …

Student Loans With Fixed Rates Could Help Lenders Student Loans With Fixed Rates Could Help Lenders

The Fitch Group announced this week that it believes fixed-rate private student loans just might be the answer to kick-starting the loan industry. The company, though, does temper this advice with the warning that competition from variable-rate private loans and …

$114,000 Debt Paid in Cash: Student Steps Forward $114,000 Debt Paid in Cash: Student Steps Forward
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A $114,000 debt paid in cash has left a lot of people stumped. Who would do such a thing? they wondered. More importantly, why would someone go through the hassle of paying off their student loan in cash? Was this …

Canadian Pays Off Entire Student Loan in Cash Canadian Pays Off Entire Student Loan in Cash
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Stop me if you’ve had this dream before: Armed with pockets stuffed to overflowing with cash, you stroll into the bank that handled your student loan, slap those sweaty wads of paper currency on the proverbial barrelhead, and walk away …

Student Loan Interest Rate To Go Up In July Student Loan Interest Rate To Go Up In July
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I’m a recent college graduate and I payed for my education with student loans. It sucks that I have to pay back that much money, but I’m not as bad off as current or future students if current financial aid …

Loan Education Top Goal Of New Web Site Loan Education Top Goal Of New Web Site
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Almost everybody needs to take out a loan once in their life, and one Web site is attempting to make that easier. Loans Org have launched their newest Web site that seeks to be an “information bank that strives to …

Video Contest Lets Students Vent About Costs of College Video Contest Lets Students Vent About Costs of College
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The idyllic college experience: meeting new people with shared eccentricities and fun hair, figuring out how to work a pick-up line at the School of Americas protest, making yourself shower at least four times a week, developing strategic ways to …

Student Loan Forgiveness Addressed By White House In Response To Online Petition Student Loan Forgiveness Addressed By White House In Response To Online Petition
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Back in September, the White House launched an online petition platform that they said would “give all Americans a way to create and sign petitions on a range of issues affecting our nation.” The platform, called We The People, is …