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New Jersey Will Stop Collecting Loans From Families of Dead Students

After an investigation into the state’s student loan program, Gov. Chris Christie signed a reform bill ending its most onerous practice.

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Student Debt Is Seriously Hurting Grads’ Mental and Physical Health

A new study reveals what those of us carrying large loads of student debt probably already knew: Those college loan payments aren’t hurting just your bank account.

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Is College Worth the Cost?

This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college, and when I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost. The answer is unequivocally yes, but with one big qualification.

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As Parents Struggle to Repay College Loans for Their Children, Taxpayers Also Stand to Lose

New Department of Education data show rising default rates on federal loans to parents.

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Colleges Suing Poor Students Over Loan Defaults

“The increase in the amount of defaulted loans among poor students comes as President Barack Obama says he wants to expand access to college for working-class families and increase funding for the Perkins program,” Bloomberg reports.

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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.

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