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Month: October 2016

Student debt: Clinton, no tuition; Trump, unspecified help

THE ISSUE: More Americans are getting buried by student debt — causing delays in home ownership, limiting how much people can save and leaving taxpayers at risk as many loans go unpaid. The statistics look daunting. Student...
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Student Loan Debt a Defining Issue Between Russ Feingold and Sen. Ron Johnson

MADISON, Wis. — The latest research from The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) finds rising levels of student debt among the class of 2015 graduates, at an average of $29,460, while the percentage of graduates...
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New report says average NH student loan debt tops $36K, highest in U.S.

Another dubious first: 76 percent of 2015 NH college grads carry debt New Hampshire has the dubious distinction of having the highest average 2015 student loan debt in the country at $36,101 – an 8 percent increase...
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Report: Student Loan Debt Up 4 Percent

The latest report from the Institute for College Access & Success shows that undergraduates are leaving school with more than $30,000 in student loan debt. Undergraduate students are leaving school with an average of $30,000 in student...
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Freaking out about your student loans coming due? Read this.

It’s October, which for tens of thousands of recent college graduates means the end of the six-month grace period on student loans. Paying down your education debt can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be once...
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How I conquered $107,000 in student-loan debt

Of course, my journey into debt was far easier than my journey out would be. I started my college career at an expensive private school because I was told I would make anywhere from $60,000 – $80,000...
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Student loan help could be coming to your job soon

The movement to make student loan help as common as the 401(k) or vacation days just got a big boost. Social Finance (SoFi), perhaps the best-known name in student loan refinancing, said Monday that it will offer...
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How Kaine helped a student-loan giant fight Obama reforms

When Barack Obama announced plans to crack down on federal subsidies to companies like Sallie Mae — calling them a “big racket” — one Democrat quietly helped the lender make its case to keep billions in taxpayer...
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Financial protection bureau concerned by some student loan servicers’ practices

Some student loans borrowers who are trying to get free of debt sooner by paying a little extra each month or making a lump sum payment toward the principal are discovering that companies servicing their loans are...
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