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Morning Video: Where's K-12 Education's Elizabeth Warren?

Here's an impassioned Elizabeth Warren talking about infrastructure, student loan interest rates, NIH and NSF funding -- and the need to "wake up people all over America" against the interests of the rich and powerful in Washington who are doing fine the way things are. Show More Summary

$60M in student loan refund checks: Is yours in the mail?

The DOJ announced $60M in settlement payments to members of the military who were charged excessive interest on student loans

Preparing Your Children, and your Wallet, for College... Sure-Fire Strategies to Lessen the Financial Pain

You just can't rush into some things or leave them to chance. Preparing your son or daughter for college is one of them. The cost of a college education is soaring, and the average student loan debt of recent graduates is approaching $30,000, according to a 2014 U.S. Show More Summary

Is Earnest's Alternative Approach to Student Loan Refinancing Worth Considering?

Earnest is a new breed of lender, offering merit-based loans to individuals who can prove they are financially responsible, even if their credit score reflects otherwise. Earnest student loan refinancing uses a unique system and a hyper-personal...Show More Summary

The 10 best finance companies to work for in the US

From banks to credit cards to handling student loans, the finance sector is full of great job opportunities. We partnered with compensation and jobs database PayScale to find the best companies to work for in the US, and singled outShow More Summary

Is There Any Hope to Stop a Student Loan Wage Garnishment?

Question: Dear Steve, I'm wanting to know who I can contact so I can come up with a plan to pay back my student loan, being that my tax return was garnished. Is there some type of plan I can try to go into so things don't get worse for me and who can I contact. Show More Summary

Mark Cuban has a brilliant strategy to get the best college degree for less money

  Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban thinks the higher education system America has known for decades is headed for a big change. Student loan debt sits at around $1.3 trillion, and some major universities are stumbling due to increased...Show More Summary

College Student Loan Rates Drop For 2015-2016 Academic Year

Student loan rates have dropped for the 2015-2016 academic year, making borrowing for college less expensive, but students and parents should still try to avoid college debt if possible.

Thomas Jefferson Law School Ditches Federal Loan Program, Forces Non-JD Students To Take Out Private Loans

Above the Law, Law School Ditches Federal Loan Program, Forces Students To Take Out Private Loans: The vast majority of those who are in law school rely heavily on federal loans to finance their legal educations. When graduation rolls around and they still haven’t found a job, they’ll celebrate the...

Megan McArdle on the Coming Burst of the College Bubble

A lot of ink has been spilled over the terrifying plight of students with $100,000 in loans and a job that will not cover their $900-a-month payment. Usually these stories treat this massive debt as an unfortunate side effect of spiraling college costs. Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Millennials Weighed Down By Student Loan Debt. U.S. Census Burea…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Millennials Weighed Down By Student Loan Debt. U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the number of 25- to 34-year-olds living in their parents’ homes jumped 17.5% from 2007-2010. This is similar to Pew Research, which found that 57% of 18- to 24-year-olds lived with their parents in 2012. By way of […]

How Community Lending Can Help You Save on Your Student Loans

As an independent, transparent marketplace for student loan refinancing, Credible will be producing a series of articles profiling lenders in the refinancing space. cuStudentLoans is a network of over 150 credit unions throughout the United States that offer competitive student loans and refinancing options to students and graduates. Show More Summary

7 Ways Paying Off Student Loans Early Can Boost Your Finances

So you just graduated from college and have a fancy new degree and tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. Welcome to the club! Those loans could be an albatross around your neck for years, but there are many reasons to work hard to pay them off early. For starters, the long-run...

Education Department Clears Navient Of Wrongdoing In Troops-Cheating Probe

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The U.S. Department of Education has formally cleared Navient Corp., the student loan giant formerly part of Sallie Mae, of wrongdoing after an investigation into whether the company cheated troops on their federal student loans. The...Show More Summary

Can Earnest Convince Graduating Millennials To Talk About (Gulp) Their Finances?

Founder Louis Beryl wants you to refinance your student debt (and then brag to your friends). Nothing says "congratulations on your graduation" like an email from your student loan servicer reminding you that your first payments will soon be due. Read Full Story

5 Things Millennials Can Do to Buy a House Within the Next Decade

Millennials — children born between 1980 and the early 2000s — are tech savvy and educated, but they also face more financial stress than previous generations. Between high unemployment rates and costly student loan debt, it's harder for Millennials to achieve financial independence. As...

Will the Student Loan Crisis End in Wisconsin?

Two politicians in Wisconsin’s statehouse are proposing a solution to address the student loan crisis in their state. Rep. Corey Mason and Sen. Dave Hansen have announced they will introduce a bill that would enable student loan refinancing in Wisconsin. The High Ed, Lower Debt bill would relieve student debt in several ways. Show More Summary

5 Tips for Deciding When to Open a Student Credit Card

It's a long debated topic whether college students should have credit cards at all. After all, when you're just getting used to the idea of a student loan, and haven't had to feel the weight of the payment yet, are you really for or need additional debt? While this is [...]

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