All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘student loans’

Financial Aid Woes? Could A College Education Abroad Be The Solution?

In the United States, the complexities of trying to qualify for financial aid while preparing to owe thousands in student loans is the norm. So much so that a serious question almost never pops into the minds of troubled teens or their parents: Why am I only looking at American colleges? Did you know that there are quality international schools …

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Student Loans: The Only Debt Millennials Care About?

Student loans are the beginning and end of debt problems for Millennials, a fact that previous generations cannot seem to wrap their heads around. Out of one side of their mouths, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are appalled that today’s youth would dare take out loans for college. Some even cynically suggest they don’t attempt higher learning at all. Out …

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Student Loans? Get a Life Insurance Policy

When Steve and Darnelle Mason co-signed their daughter’s student loans to help her pay for nursing school, the couple never thought the decision would come back to haunt them. After all, that was what all parents did for their children – help them pay their way through college to receive a degree and hopefully obtain the career of their dreams. …

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Federal Student Loans Are Changing, Here’s How

If you plan to attend college and don’t have enough money saved to foot the bill, you might have to resort to getting a federal student loan. Don’t worry, most students need loans to help them pay for college and college expenses. While obtaining a loan is simple enough, problems often arise when you are trying to pay it back. …

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Student Loans: Three Tips To Pay Them Off

If you attended or are attending college, the chances are that you have a student loan. Student loans are a way to pay for your classes, housing and even books and supplies, but once you graduate and it comes time to pay them back, you might feel like you bit off a little more than you can chew in terms …

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Student Loan Debt Is $1.1 Trillion; Obama Tries To Do Something About It

Since President Barack Obama was elected in 2009, the federal student loan debt increased to 517 percent. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimated the student loan debt at $1.1 trillion with $650 billion in credit card debt. Although students who have loans have a grace period of six months after graduation before their first payment, this does not …

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Elizabeth Warren Student Loan Bill Up for Senate Vote Wednesday

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been working on behalf of Americans with student loan debt since she took office in 2012. The first bill the freshman senator ever filed, back in May 2013, was designed to offer new, shockingly-low student loan interest rates at a time when, barring Congressional action, the rate on federally backed Stafford loans was set to double …

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Elizabeth Warren Seeks to Lessen Student Loan Burden

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order which would extend the ability to cap one’s student loan repayment amount at 10 percent of one’s income, finally allowing those who borrowed money before 2007 to take advantage of an opportunity many have already capitalized on. Following his own executive order, Obama continued to push student-loan legislation, however, as he endorsed …

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Student Loans: Sallie Mae To Refund Military Members Who Paid Too Much Interest

Student loans are already bad enough, but the interest rates are what kills most graduates trying to pay it all back. With interest rates capped at 6 percen for military members, it’s not as bad as it could be. Unfortunately for some, their interest rates were not capped at the federal maximum. For those suffering under the burden of high …

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Debt Consolidation Can Help Those Burdened By Student Loans

Debt consolidation isn’t a term you hear all that often outside of financial circles. After all, why would a young student have to worry about lumping their debt together? For the student with thousands of dollars in debt across different loans, debt consolidation may just be the way to go. As students graduate from college, they’re more than likely to …

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Student Loans: 3 Ways to Avoid That Mess

For many young people about to head off to college (in the U.S.), the necessity of student loans is a foregone conclusion. You have to get them, right? Your parents had them. The only way to avoid it was to get on the G.I. Bill or some other program that got you your degree without signing your future income away. …

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Graduate Student Loans Regulations Proposed by Obama

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 to protect students from amassing large amounts of student loan debt that they will not be able to pay off …

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