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Month: November 2016

What does Trump’s education secretary pick mean for student loan debt?

Betsy DeVos is a favorite of school choice proponents, but it’s not clear where she stands on  higher education and the rising student loan burden. As school choice proponents cheered President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Republican donor...
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Student debt: what all parents need to know

Today, Ian Wells, 62, will be going on a protest march for the first time in his life. Wells, a management consultant from Malvern, Worcestershire, studied psychology at Manchester University in the Seventies for free. His tuition...
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Obama administration prepares to hand student debt challenge to Trump

Obama administration officials defended their legacy on student debt and higher education Thursday as they prepare to hand over their portfolio of policies to a new administration that some are speculating won’t continue that work. During a...
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Money 101: Here’s everything we know about Trump’s student debt plans

With indebted 2016 college graduates owing an average of $37,172 in loans, many young people are concerned about student debt. And a Donald Trump presidency raises questions about student loans. Hillary Clinton (and Bernie Sanders) released detailed...
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Color of Money: Have more money? Minimize your debt

How much income would it take for you to be happy? The answer might be best explored by looking at a tale of two studies. Research has shown that when people get more money, it can make...
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Donald Trump Proposes Student Loan Forgiveness After 15 Years

The earliest you can have debt forgiven under current plans is 20 years. Democrats have used generous student loan repayment plans and dramatic proposals about cutting the cost of college as a way to court young voters...
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New federal rules could make it easier to have student loans forgiven

The collapse of for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges, a chain felled by charges of fraud and predatory lending, left students fighting to have their federal loans discharged under a little-known law meant for people just like them. But...
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Obama administration finalizes rules to help students defrauded by for-profit colleges

Students have made thousands of claims seeking loan forgiveness after attending predatory for-profit colleges. The Obama administration finalized new rules on student loan forgiveness and other student protections from predatory for-profit colleges on Friday. The U.S. Department...
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New break for Canada Student Loan borrowers

The federal government has announced new measures to help recent post-secondary graduates manage their student debt. In a press release published Sunday, Employment and Social Development Canada revealed that, as of Nov. 1, Canadians wouldn’t have to...
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Hacking Your Student Loans: Minimizing Student Loan Debt [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tuition and fees for college are dramatically outpacing household incomes. More and more students are turning to student loans to bridge the gap, graduating with debt loads averaging just under $40,000. Even if you are fortunate enough...
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