Sep 10, 2012 Credit card delinquency rates are near record lows, but student loan debt is filling the void and that could affect the job market
Aug 16, 2012 The beginning of the new semester means that many students receiving financial aid can look forward to large "refund" checks from their grants or loans.
Jul 3, 2012 Niagara Falls offers to help new residents with their student loans, the latest incentive cities have offered in efforts to revitalize themselves.
Jun 25, 2012 House lawmakers have until the end of the week to deal with two big economic issues. One is a two year transportation funding bill that puts about three million jobs at stake. The other is how to keep student loan interest rates from doubling for millions of new borrowers.
Jul 2, 2012 The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Facebook can predict the stock market, U.S. traffic is down (but not on L.A.'s 405 freeway), and paying off loans with cash.
May 8, 2012 The latest Congressional fight is over how to deal with a student loan interest hike set for the summer. But what's the real bottom line?
Apr 20, 2012 Interest rates on federal student loans are set to double on July 1. The president is urging Congress to stop that increase.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 21, 2012 Current laws make it very hard for student loans to be forgiven. There's a proposal now in Congress that would change that.
Mar 9, 2012 Total outstanding student loan debt is expected to surpass a trillion dollars in 2012. So what does that mean for education and the economy?
Feb 9, 2012 I have a dilemma that I hope you can offer some advice on: I am currently in the process of paying off some hefty student loans I accumulated while earning my bachelor's and master's degrees. I pay almost twice the required payment. (Please let me know if you need specific figures.) My husband and I would like to save for the down payment on a home to be purchased within 5 years. Would it be more advantageous for me to continue aggressively paying down the loans (fixed interest rate of 4.25 percent) or save as much as possible to apply to a home to be purchased in the near future? Michelle, Indianapolis, IN