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College Debt

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Education Is the Key

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New College Loan Rates

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 READ MORE

Interest Rate on Federal Student Loans Doubles

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 READ MORE

College Cost Bubble

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 READ MORE

Middle-Class Fall

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Student Loans Bite

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Subprime Student Lending

Banks gave money to needy college students without considering whether borrowers could repay, then bundled and resold the loans to avoid losing money when students defaulted—lending practices that mirror the run-up to the subprime mortgage crisis.

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 READ MORE

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Grieving Father Struggles to Pay Dead Son’s Student Loans

A few months after he buried his son, Francisco Reynoso began getting notices in the mail. Then the debt collectors came calling.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Butch Dill

Revolution Brewing on Student Debt

The U.S. once led the world in free education. The recent debate in Washington about whether to let student loan interest rates double ignores the fact that many students already cannot afford a college education or advanced training.

Posted on May 7, 2012 READ MORE

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The Growing Student Debt Bubble

In the aftermath of the stock market failure of 2008, another type of economic bubble is swelling: student debt. And it’s no surprise, since Congress has done nothing to change the lending practices that brought the U.S. to the brink three years ago. (more)

Posted on Sep 25, 2011 READ MORE

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Quicksand of Debt for U.S. College Students

According to the Project on Student Debt, the average arrears for graduating U.S. students is $24,000, but that figure is low for many who are entering a state of sustained debt peonage during the wonder years of young adulthood. (more)

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 READ MORE

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Record Debt for the Class of 2011

American college students set to graduate this spring will do so with a special distinction. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, with an average student debt of $22,900, the class of 2011 is the most indebted ever.

Posted on May 10, 2011 READ MORE

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