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Record Student-Loan Debt Prompts Treasury Push to Stem Defaults

The U.S. Treasury, which finances more than 90 percent of new student loans, is exploring ways to make repayment more affordable as defaults by almost 7 million Americans and other strapped borrowers restrain economic growth. Leading the effort is Deputy … Continue reading

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Free help with student loans

This post comes from Maryalene LaPonsie at partner site Money Talks News. In their pursuit of higher education, Americans have racked up more than $1 trillion in student loan debt. While some may debate whether this amount represents a crisis, … Continue reading

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Understand the Pieces of Your Student Loan Payment

You make your student loan payments every month, for years. Yet when you look at your balance, it doesn’t seem like it has decreased at all. In fact, it seems to keep going up. Many factors determine how much your … Continue reading

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Singletary: Defaulted on student loans? Here’s a new chance to make things right.

I volunteer at a correctional institution for women. During one financial literacy class, I was struck by something that was disturbing two inmates who were scheduled to be released within the next two years. They were worried about defaulted student … Continue reading

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'Disturbing' Student Loans System At 'Tipping Point', MPs Warn

The student loans system is at “tipping point” due to Government miscalculations and problems with collecting repayments, a cross-party group of MPs has warned. In a critical new report, the Commons Business Select Committee said that the current system is … Continue reading

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Finding Help With Your Student Loans

In their pursuit of higher education, Americans have racked up more than $1 trillion in student loan debt. While some may debate whether this amount represents a crisis, it may certainly be a problem for you personally if you have … Continue reading

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Singletary: New student-loan program encourages faster payments

I volunteer at a correctional institution for women. During one financial literacy class, I was struck by something that was disturbing two inmates who were scheduled to be released within the next two years. They were worried about defaulted student … Continue reading

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Student loans at

Student loans system ‘at tipping point’, MPs warn Last updated Tue 22 Jul 2014 Money University The student loans system is at “tipping point” due to Government miscalculations and problems with collecting repayments, a cross-party group of MPs has warned. … Continue reading

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Don't treat student loans like a mortgage

Dear Dave, I have a very large amount of student loan debt. Where would that go in your Baby Steps plan? -Jade Dear Jade, Baby Step 2 is where you pay off all debt except for your house. The fact … Continue reading

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Student loans: what went wrong?

In an answer to a Freedom of Information request in April 2012, the Student Loans Company (SLC) published a table showing the amount of arrears owed by graduates from various countries. Students from Cyprus had borrowed £24m from the British … Continue reading

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