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Month: April 2016

Ross calls for more help on student loans

Ross is a Raleigh attorney and former state legislator running against incumbent Republican Richard Burr. She said she was involved in several efforts to ease access to a college education in the state House. Burr has touted...
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Department of Education launches new way to pay off college debt

The Department of Education’s newest college-loan repayment program is dubbed the Revised Pay As You Earn Plan. There’s yet another way to pay back student loans without going broke. It’s called REPAYE. In December, the Department of...
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Why Obama is forgiving the student loans of nearly 400,000 people

Hundreds of thousands of student loan borrowers will now have an easier path to getting their loans discharged, the Obama administration announced this month. The Department of Education will send letters to 387,000 people they’ve identified as...
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Student Debt Advocates Advises Borrowers on New Federal Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs

New regulations brought forth by the Obama administration make it much simpler for borrowers that are permanently disabled to qualify for student loan discharge. Student Debt Advocates has advised over 15,000 borrowers on repayment and forgiveness options....
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Gift that keeps on giving: College reduces debt as graduation present

 Graduating college students may expect to receive gifts such as a briefcase, a vacation, or a gift card from an uncle they barely know. However, students receiving diplomas from Washington College are getting something even more special:...
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The Easiest Way To Reduce Your Student Loan Payment

Millions of Americans are struggling unnecessarily to repay their student loans. The federal government offers a solution. You don’t need income or a job to remain current on your federal student loans. It’s one of the little-known...
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Revamped Loan Payment System

After years of criticism from companies it hires to collect student loan payments, the Education Department plans to create a single standardized portal for borrowers to make payments. The U.S. Department of Education plans to revamp how...
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Student loan arrest prompts overseas repayments

The first ever arrest over student loan repayments last month has spurred overseas borrowers into paying their back loans, Inland Revenue says. Over January and February, the department had a 31 percent increase in repayments from people...
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Where the candidates stand on student-loan debt

The presidential field has finally narrowed, which means if you’ve yet to vote in a primary, your choices for who to vote for have become a lot simpler. If you have student loans, there are likely a...
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How to apply for student loan forgiveness if you went to a Corinthian Colleges school

In the ongoing saga of defunct for-profit university Corinthian Colleges, the federal government announced Friday that more relief is coming for thousands of students who attended the schools. Corinthian Colleges, Inc. was shut down in 2014 after...
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