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7th Circuit: Florida Coastal Law Grad Cannot Discharge $260,000 Student Loan Debt In Bankruptcy

The Seventh Circuit has affirmed decisions of a federal bankruptcy court and district court preventing a Marquette (MBA) and Florida Coastal (J.D.) graduate from discharging $260,000 in student loan debt in bankruptcy. Tetzlaff v. Educational Credit Management Corp., No. 14-3702 (7th Cir. July 22, 2015): Mark Tetzlaff is fifty-six years...

Federal Subsidies Miss Target

The Wall Street Journal today discusses how the growth in federal subsidies for college has contributed to the growth in college costs for students. Cato scholars have been arguing for years that rising grants and loans are not so much...Show More Summary

Brooks & Glater: Raise The Cap On Federal Student Loans

Los Angeles Times op-ed: Raise the Cap on Federal Student Loans, by John R. Brooks (Georgetown) (author, Income-Driven Repayment and the Public Financing of Higher Education, 104 Geo. L.J. ___ (2015)) & Jonathan D. Glater (UC-Irvine) (author, The Other Big Test: Why Congress Should Allow College Students To Borrow More...

5 Financial Mistakes You Need to Stop Making by 30

Managing money is tricky, especially when you're in your 20s and just starting your adult life. Between low starting pay, student loan debt, and the pressure to keep up with your friends materially, your finances are usually anything but perfect. As you learn the financial ropes, it's only natural...

Calculate Whether You Should Invest or Pay Off Your Loan Faster

Let’s say you’ve got low-interest debt, maybe a student loan, and you’re easily making your minimum monthly payment. If you’ve got the extra cash, what’s the smarter financial move: pay your loan off early or invest the money instead? The answer depends on a number of variables, and Student Loan Hero has a handy calculator to help you figure it all out. Read more...

Save a Ton of Money with a 50/50 Challenge!

I want to wrap this Summer of Savings with a bang. How would you like to join me and get $500 transferred over to savings? I’d love to get rid of this student loan once and for all by the end of this year. What is a 50/50 Challenge? You’ve probably heard the personal finance […] The post Save a Ton of Money with a 50/50 Challenge! appeared first on Couple Money.

Supreme Court: a right to a student loan?

R (Tigere) v. Secretary of State for Business [2015] UKSC 57, 29 July 2015 read judgment here Ms Tigere is 20.  She arrived in the UK from Zambia when she was 6. She did very well at school. In 2013, she applied for a student loan to fund a university place. The current English system does not allow […]

The Risks of Refinancing Student Loans, Credit Cards and Mortgages

Refinancing high interest rate debt to a lower interest rate can be a great way to save money. While this strategy can make a lot of sense, there are some risks. Before signing on the dotted line, make sure you consider those risks carefully. Student Loans The student loan market has experienced [...]

How Much Student Loan Debt Should Parents Take On?

Chances are, you know some college graduates with student loan debt. Perhaps you're one of them. It's always better to be the lender than it is to be the borrower, and this has never been more true than when it comes to student loans. Many types of student loans simply don't go away until they're paid. Show More Summary

What the $18.5 Million Dollar Discover Student Loan Fiasco Means for your Student Loans

Earlier this month, Discover Bank and affiliates was ordered to refund $16 million dollars to customers and fined $2.5 million dollars by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal agency dedicated to protecting consumers. The reasons for the ruling was illegal private student loan servicing practices ranging from misprints on [...]

Pay Off Student Loans Or Build Up A Nest Egg: Experts Discuss What To Prioritize

We tasked a CFP® and a student loan pro with debating when to plump up your nest egg or crack into that college debt.

Another Consumer Nukes Their Student Loans Through Bankruptcy

A reader contacted me to share his story of dealing with his unmanageable student loans through bankruptcy. Just recently I've written two articles that showed how people have fought the battle against their student loan companies and the bankruptcy court agreed to eliminate their debt. Show More Summary

New Product Innovation in Student Loan Refinancing

There has been a significant increase in the number of lenders in the student loan refinancing market since 2012, spurring growth in product innovation. This article outlines several of these important innovations by student loan lenders that could help you better manage your student loan repayments, including differentiated repayment periods, [...]

The controversial idea that could lower student debt

There are more than a million people at least nine months behind on their student loan payments. They face the threat of the government withholding money from their paychecks, social security or tax refund. They may have a hard time getting a mortgage, buying a car or even a job. But the colleges that encouraged them to […]

Student Loans and Qualifying for a Mortgage

My son graduated from Seattle University a few months ago and has recently landed his first “real job” in the tech world. I couldn’t be more proud of him!  Many first time home buyers, who have gone to college may be surprised to learn how student loans may impact how much mortgage they qualify for. […]

The Simple Strategy To Stop Rising Tuition Costs

A combined strategy of a tuition cap and a student loan borrowing limit will help stem the rise of tuition costs over time.

Simkovic: The Student Loan Marriage Penalty

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall), Student Loan Marriage Penalty: How should marriage affect legal determinations of ability to pay, and therefore obligation to pay? These are questions that tax scholars have long debated. Similar issues are now being debated in higher education circles because of the growth of income-based student loan...

One In Eight Americans Burdened By Student Loan Debt, Including 700,000 Seniors

Student debt follows some elderly Americans to the grave. It will not be news to 41 million Americans that this nation is in the middle of a student debt crisis. That's the number of people burdened by student loan payments. But many...Show More Summary

Debt After Death

When a young person dies unexpectedly, his or her family could end up with the burden of paying off student loans. Can that be avoided?

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