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Lookie Here: An Online MBA in Running a Law Practice!

What's the worst possible decision you can make after paying six figures for a law degree that isn't paying off? If "take on more non-dischargable student loan debt" was your answer, the William Howard Taft University MBA in Professional Practice Management is probably not for you. But, if you don't......

Finding ROI In Higher Education

The news is full of stories where students paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to go to college (and beyond) only to find themselves stuck in dead end jobs and unable to pay off the cost of student loans. We have a crisis in the US in higher education. The costs have risen and the […]

It's All About That Rate: Navigating Your Student Loan Refinancing Options

If you are a recent graduate, you've probably noticed the many ads on your Facebook feed from new student loan lenders urging you to refinance your loans with them. These lenders are mostly targeting early career professionals with stable income and good credit, which explains why the ads are showing up on your feed. Show More Summary

White House Releases Snapshot of Plan to Rate Colleges

Jacquelyn Martin/APPresident Obama speaks last June before signing a Presidential Memorandum to help 5 million Americans reduce the burden of student loan debt. By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. Show More Summary

Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle class kids

Many parents whose kids have their eye on an exclusive, private college face a difficult question: Is it worth unloading your life's savings or having your child take on tens of thousands of dollars in student loans? The average four-year private college costs over $42,000 year for tuition, room and board, after all, while the average four-year public school costs […]

If You Thought College Was Expensive, You’re In For A Surprise

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If society had to choose a least favourite child, it would be student loans.

Student Loan Origination Fees: A Hidden Tax

Co-authored by Melinda Clark, assistant vice president of student financial services at Saint Leo University, in Saint Leo, Florida Congress has hijacked the discussions around federal student loans, asserting that they are somehow a burden to the government. Show More Summary

Man Allegedly Takes Out $262,000 In Student Loans Under Stepdaughter’s Name, Doesn’t Use It For Tuition

Here’s the thing, when you take out student loans you sign a promissory note saying you’ll use the funds to pay for tuition related costs. If you don’t, then you’re committing something called student loan fraud. That’s apparently the case for a Pennsylvania man who must now stand trial for taking out hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of student … [More]

Report: Nearly Half Of College Students Don’t Know How Much Their Tuition Costs, If They Have Student Debt

Over the past year we’ve read a number of reports that shone a light on just how prevalent student loans are: nearly 40 million consumer have taken out at least one loan to pay for their education. Now a new report takes a look at just how much students actually understand about the cost of their education and student … [More]

Maryville College, Class of 2014

[I graduated this year, and all they gave me wuz this Maryville mug. Oh, and the diploma, which I will be paying for with my student loan’til 2050!!] (Reddit.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kitteh

Questions About Amazon, Christmas Lights, Thermoses, Aldi and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Student loan repayment strategy 2. Unemployment question 3. Home as investment 4. Show More Summary

How Do Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score?

Student loans are unique in the way they affect your credit, so here is what you need to know.

Peak Idiocy: CNN Urges Students Not To Pay Down Student Loans, Buy Stocks Instead

You know the Central-Bank-driven wealth-creation narrative has gone too far when... CNN Money - the bastion of personal financial advice introduces us to Mohammad Majd, graduate who opines "I changed my entire philosophy on debt. I started...Show More Summary

CFPB Takes Action Against Two Alleged Student Debt Relief Scams

Student loan borrowers have enough to worry about, so they shouldn’t have to deal with being hounded by so-called debt relief companies promising to provide consumers with repayment benefits that actually come free of charge with federal loans. Show More Summary

Most college students literally have no idea how much they’re paying to go to school

A majority of first-year undergraduates can't correctly estimate how much student loan debt they're taking on. More surprising, among college freshmen who have taken out federal student loans, more than a quarter (28 percent) don't think they have any federal debt, and 14 percent don't think they have any debt at all. Those are the surprising […]

Senators Ask Dept. Of Education To Discharge Student Loans For Everest, WyoTech, Heald Students

While Corinthian Colleges — the failing for-profit educator behind schools like Everest University, WyoTech, and Heald College — sorts out new owners for most of its properties, several thousand of the schools’ students are left in limbo, unsure of who is responsible for their education — and unsure if that pricey education is worth the huge loans they’ve taken … [More]

Senate Democrats Urge U.S. to Tear Up Corinthian Students’ Loans

Thirteen Senate Democrats are pushing Education Secretary Arne Duncan to wipe out federal loans given to students who enrolled in Corinthian Colleges.

The Treasury's Worst-Case Scenario: Over $3.3 Trillion In Student Loans In A Decade

One of the recurring topics on Zero Hedge over the past 3 years has been the relentless increase in student loans which, as a result of their cumulative default and loss severity (including those loans which are "merely" in deferment and forbearance) has surpassed the subprime bubble in terms of size. Show More Summary

The 2015 Investment Guide

The new Forbes guide profiles star do-it-yourself investors and provides tips on retirement, taxes, stocks, bonds, charitable giving and investing in such alternatives as refinanced student loans and movies.

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