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Congresswomen talk student loans

Students welcomed Democratic Congresswomen Cheri Bustos and Robin Kelly to the Hilltop Tuesday to talk financing college educations. Each year, approximately 71 percent of college students graduate with an average of $29,000 or more in student loan debt. According to … Continue reading

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Leing and Polis agree on student loans, disagree on campus guns as they answer student questions at CSU

FORT COLLINS — The two men hoping to represent the 2nd Congressional District in Washington, D.C., next year took questions written mostly by students in a wide-ranging debate Wednesday night at Colorado State University. Congressman Jared Polis, the third-term Democratic … Continue reading

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Is Grandma Struggling With Student Loan Debt?

In the past ten years, the amount of student loan debt Americans owe has doubled to well over $1 trillion. It’s estimated that this includes more than 700,000 households headed by someone age 65 or older.   According to a report … Continue reading

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Federal Student Loans Will Be Easier to Get for Parents With Bad Credit

The Department of Education is loosening borrower qualifications for Federal PLUS Loans, which allow graduate students and parents of dependent college students to finance higher education. The updates, published Oct. 23, include a new definition of “adverse credit history,” potentially … Continue reading

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UM student writes proposal to pay off student loan debt

MISSOULA, Mont. – Montana college students could soon be paying less for student loans, thanks to an initiative being put forth by a local college student and two state lawmakers. Mitch Everts is a sophomore at the University of Montana … Continue reading

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US seniors face student loan debt

23 October 2014 Last updated at 01:29 By Thomas Sparrow BBC Mundo Janet Dupree has had her wages garnished Around the world, student debt is a financial burden for millions – and in the US, a growing number of senior … Continue reading

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Cosign of the Times: The Rich Are Borrowing to Pay for College Too

Government grants and student loans notwithstanding, paying for college isn’t easy if you’re poor or working-class. When the affluent and the rich struggle with the same issues, however, the problems—spiraling college tuition coupled with the impact of the Great Recession—become … Continue reading

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U.S. to Expand Access to Student Loans

WASHINGTON–The federal government will expand access to student loans to more Americans with poor credit histories under new rules to be announced by the Obama administration Wednesday. The new rules will mostly affect parents who take out federal student loans … Continue reading

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Amy Hoak's Home Economics: Worries about student-loan debt undercutting homeownership

Nearly half of those with student loan debt — 49% of them, to be exact — say that the debt they accrued to pay for their studies is now an obstacle to buying a home, according to a new survey … Continue reading

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Government loosens requirements for parents to obtain student loans

WASHINGTON –  The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students. A new regulation announced Wednesday updates the definition of adverse credit history as it pertains to the federal PLUS … Continue reading

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