Mass. passing the hat for student loans

Aug 7, 2008
Governor Deval Patrick is asking major universities and the state pension fund to pitch in to save the state's college loan program. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Boston Globe reporter Casey Ross what the reaction has been.
Posted In: Education

Powering up students' job prospects

Aug 1, 2008
Students are facing a tough job market at the same time as public utilities are bracing for a wave of retirements. In Los Angeles, schools and industry are working to make a match. Amanda Becker reports.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

Congress thoroughly takes on college

Jul 31, 2008
Today, Congress is expected to look at laws governing higher education. The measure would cover everything from student loans to campus security, and sponsors say it would help rein college costs. Mitchell Hartman reports.
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Mass. lender can't aid 40,000 students

Jul 29, 2008
Families in Massachusetts had been counting on a state-run lending agency for college aid, but tough times on the credit markets mean students will have to turn elsewhere. Curt Nickisch reports.
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Don't fear the denominator

Jul 1, 2008
Just like teacher said, we use a lot of math in our everyday lives, especially when it comes to finance. Tess asks Jean Chatzky how people can cope with math anxiety.
Posted In: Education

A bit of rate relief for students

Jun 30, 2008
Students borrowing money from the federal government will soon be able to slash their interest rates. Host Bob Moon asks Marketplace's Tess Vigeland how to take advantage of the rate change.
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First interest rates, then tuition costs?

Jun 26, 2008
In an effort to ease the pressures of higher-education costs, Congress lowered the interest rates on government-backed college loans. More action is on the way. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Education, Investing

Fewer school days mean less driving

Jun 20, 2008
Some school districts are reconsidering their typical five-day roster in order to save a few bucks. Alisa Roth covers one school cutting back an entire day of classes -- which could amount to six-figure savings.
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Student loans meet social networks

Jun 13, 2008
With banks getting out of the student loan business, students are turning to the Internet -- and sometimes total strangers -- to cover the cost of school. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
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Banks clamp down on college loans

Jun 2, 2008
With banks running from risk, it's getting more difficult for students at small colleges to borrow money for their education. Nancy Marshall Genzer outlines options for students in the rapidly shrinking student loan market.
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