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Debt Collective: ‘Corinthian Fifteen’ Demand Free College Education, Refuse To Pay Student Loans

The Debt Collective is a group of college students calling themselves the “Corinthian Fifteen” who are refusing to pay back their student loans. As part of this effort, the Debt Collective has written an open letter to the Department...Show More Summary

Education Department Terminates Contracts With Debt Collectors Accused Of Wrongdoing

The U.S. Department of Education, under fire for its lackluster oversight of student loan contractors, said Friday it will terminate its relationship with five debt collectors after accusing them of misleading distressed borrowers at...Show More Summary

U.S. student loans could need $500 bln bailout

Borrowing for education has soared over the past decade, ballooning to $1.2 trln and growing far faster than GDP. With serious delinquencies at 11 pct and Washington on the hook, there’s a mess in the making. A Breakingviews calculator shows how big Uncle Sam’s exposure could get.

Senators Chastise Govt. For Making Money Off Struggling Student Loan Borrowers, Not Offering Enough Relief

For several years now the government has offered federal student loan forgiveness programs aimed at helping borrowers to avoid defaulting on their debts. While recent reports have shown that the popularity of the programs has exceeded expectations, a group of six senators say the Department of Education could do more given the billions of dollars in payments it receives … [More]

Mini Obamacare Bailout? Treasury Covers Some Obamacare Costs Without Congressional Approval

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Obama’s budget contained a $22 billion student loan bailout to cover a massive shortage of funds for the Department of Education Federal Student Loan program. Because the program is categorized as a...Show More Summary

Stop Paying So Much For Your Phone Service

How to cut your cellphone bill in half - Bankrate How parents can avoid getting crushed by student loans - HuffPost Business 12 times you're better off without a promotion - Wise Bread Everything to ask yourself before you leave your...Show More Summary

Struggling With Student Loans? How to Lower Your Payments

If you’re struggling to make your student loan payments, one option to explore is income-driven repayment plans. These plans are available to federal borrowers to help manage student loan debt. Under these plans, monthly payments are lower than under the Standard Repayment Plan. Show More Summary

The Stunning Failure of Our Student Loan System, in Two Charts

How dysfunctional is our student loan system? Consider this: Of borrowers who began repaying their debts in 2009, 26 percent have already defaulted—meaning they fell at least 270 days late on their debt—according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Show More Summary

I’ll still be so pissed if student loans are forgiven.

Back in the Occupy Wall Street hayday, Circa 2011, I wrote my 8th most popular post ever. It was simply titled “I’ll be so pissed if Student loans are forgiven“. Yesterday I read an article by the New Yorker titled “A Student-Debt Revolt Begins“. Here’s a snippet from the article, but make sure to click […]

How to save while paying off student loans

Struggling to keep up with your student loans? Follow these tips for whittling down that debt -- and still put money away

#BeReady: From credit card debt to 401(k), your financial questions answered

Want to know the best way to stay out of credit card debt? Or whether to pay off your student loans or invest in your 401(k)? Jill Schlesinger answers your #BeReady financial questions from Twitter.

And on the Eighth Offer, We Got a House

5 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Garli In October 2012, my husband and I had established careers in our town, a down payment saved, and a big student loan and a truck paid off. We were ready to buy a house, and our lease was up, so we packed up our stuff and moved...Show More Summary

Chart of the Day: Here's Who's Defaulting on Student Debt

Alex Tabarrok passes along the chart on the right, which shows the default rate on student loans. What it shows is surprising at first glance: the highest default rates are among students with the lowest debt, not the highest. But on second glance, this isn't surprising at all. Show More Summary

Student Loan Time Bomb Is Ticking Louder

Shutterstock Two things are very clear in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit: Americans have once again started borrowing, and student loans remain a ticking time bomb. The Fed...Show More Summary

Why some grads are refusing to pay their student loans

Occupy leaders' latest move is supporting students who were burned by a shady for-profit college.

How Paying Off Student Loans Can Lower Your Credit Score

Andresr/Shutterstock By Allison Martin Are you among the millions of Americans saddled with student loan debt? If so, you're probably yearning for the day when you submit the final payment and throw off the shackles of that obligation. Show More Summary

NY Fed: The Growing Student Loan Crisis

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Quarterly Report on House Hold Debt and Credit (Feb. 2015): Outstanding student loan balances reported on credit reports increased to $1.16 trillion (+$31 billion) as of December 31, 2014, representing about $77 billion increase from one year ago. Student loan delinquency rates worsened in...

Revisiting the 9.5 Percent Student Loan Scandal

[This is the first in a Higher Ed Watch series "Revisiting the 9.5 Student Loan Scandal." The series takes a closer look at the origins of the scandal with the purpose of trying to resolve unanswered questions and dispel lingering myths...Show More Summary

How did student loans become fastest-growing type of debt?

Outstanding student loans topped $1.2 trillion as of the end of 2014. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, they now represent the fastest-growing category of all consumer debt. How did we get here? Jill Schlesinger reports.

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