Student Loan Interest 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

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: Mystery Student Steps Forward

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

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 Loans About To Get More Expensive, Twitter Reacts

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

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

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

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…