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Why a Leap in Big-Money Auto Loans Isn't Cause for Worry

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The New York Federal Reserve shows that household debt is “essentially flat,” dropping by $18 billion in the past quarter to 8.2% below a peak in the third quarter of 2008. Most household debt categories are down (including mortgage … Continue reading

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Durbin: Students should be allowed to refinance student loans

Metro-east news Lindenwood may buy former Harmony School for $1 Article source: Article Source

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New Student Loan Models Attract Borrowers & Investors

It was bound to happen. So-called alternative financing sources for student loans have been popping up all over the place. Some take a peer-to-peer (P2P) approach, where individuals with a few bucks to spare and hopes of a better-than-market return … Continue reading

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Could Your Student Loans Be Making You Sick?

College graduates are generally considered better off than those without degrees, but there’s a considerable gap in well-being between graduates without debt and graduates who borrowed more than $50,000 to finance their undergraduate education. Based on new research from Gallup, … Continue reading

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Parents, stop paying off your kids’ student loans

Getty Images Kids today graduate with more student loan debt than their parents ever had to face. And while parents may feel badly for them, helping with this burden is often a big no-no, advisors say. According to a survey … Continue reading

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Education Department tries to ease testing worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers’ performance. Duncan’s decision is an acknowledgement of the concerns by teachers’ unions and others that … Continue reading

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Strayer Education Hits 52-Week High on Improved Enrollments

Share price of Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) reached a fresh 52-week high of $61.26 on Aug 19. Share price has been rising ever since the company announced solid second-quarter fiscal 2014 results on July 31. Most encouragingly, new enrollment levels … Continue reading

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Strauss: A shocking statistic about the quality of education research

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Under Obama, Private Debt Troubles Ebb—Except Among Students

By Neil King Jr. CONNECT Video: U.S. Private Debt Troubles Ebb – Except Among Students Much has improved in American creditworthiness since the darkest days of the recession. Foreclosures have plunged, along with the number of debtors seriously behind on … Continue reading

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VSAC could lose federal student loans contract

WINOOSKI, Vt. – The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation could again be fighting for its life. The nonprofit agency acknowledged Wednesday it is in jeopardy of losing a federal contract to service student loans. Four years ago, the federal government pulled … Continue reading

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