This post is sponsored by Citizens Bank. Many of us remember the joy of receiving our first real (adult!) paycheck... and the disappointment that kicked in when we realized a lot of it would go toward paying off student loans. Though it's a common dream to attend a prestigious college, achieving that goal can be a financial nightmare. Show More Summary
College-age illegal immigrants in California now have access to a form of finance that used to be reserved for U.S. citizens: student loans, according to the Sacramento Bee. On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1210, by State Sen. Show More Summary
One of the big expenses many of us associate with raising children is a college education. As the cost of college rises, and as more students graduate with crippling student loan debt, many people are wondering how they can prevent a debt-laden future for their children — without putting their own retirement at risk. Show More Summary
As part of the ObamaCare power grab, Obama nationalized the student loan industry. Here is how well borrowing money to pay grotesquely inflated tuition rates has been working out for
Changes to the bankruptcy code had a significant impact on student loan volumes and prices, but the longer-term costs will likely be much higher.
Florida scholarship cuts to a popular program have left college freshmen burdened even more by the weight of student loan debt. In a new editorial, the Gainesville website noted that the Bright Futures program used to aid one in three students. Show More Summary
Income-based repayment plans may lower your monthly payments and, over time, even eliminate some of your student debt.
Surprising evidence shows that people with student loans earn less than those without -- but not for the reasons you might expect.
If you pay less for everyday expenses, and earn more money, you'll have more left over to pay back your loans
College loans are eating into the real estate recovery.
While it's definitely true that U.S. student loan debt is on the rise, the situation may not be as bad as you're being led to believe.
You’re done with school and the grace period is coming to a close. What do you do?
TITLES OF NOBILITY: Senator introduces new legislation to further reduce student loans for government workers.
Want to spot the "no exit" of painful debt?
Across the U.S., the share of Americans defaulting on their student loans shortly after leaving school fell in the past year. But the performance of borrowers varied greatly among the states.
It was the first drop in the default rate in years, but 21 schools still have rates so high that they could be barred from federal loan and grant programs.
A corrosive development is the ease with which lenders steal extract income which is not properly theirs from borrowers through what is at best incompetence and in far too many cases is fraud. This pattern has repeats itself again and again: in mortgage servicing, with debt collection, and more and more with student loan servicing.
Listen, rich folks, if you've got some extra money to throw around, we've got student loans you could help out with. Well, this is certainly one way to take the investment piece to the next level: An Hermès Birkin sold at auction on Tuesday for $185,000. The bag, sold through Heritage Auction in Los Angeles, was pretty rare. Show More Summary