federal student loans
May 29, 2013
Despite some movement in Congress to alter the trajectory of what you might consider an incoming personal finance missile, interest rates on some government backed student loans are set to double on July 1.
May 17, 2013
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says the country now owes close to $1 trillion in student loan debts. But in some states, the problem is worse than others.
Apr 12, 2013
Many soon-to-be high school graduates are settling on their choice of where to attend college. How does a family decide whether to pay for a student's dream school or a more economical alternative?
Apr 10, 2013
In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Dec 17, 2012
A new student debt plan, known as 'Pay As You Earn', could make monthly payments smaller and some debts disappear altogether.
Oct 16, 2012
Today the nonpartisan New America Foundation is out with a report that suggests changes to income-based loan repayment rules are benefiting high-income, high-debt students.
May 15, 2012
Did I hear you say on one of your previous programs that seniors who have been paying on student loans for 10 years or more can have the debts dismissed? Mine are a consolidation of federal loans and I haven't missed a payment in the past 10 years. Helen, Portland, OR
May 10, 2012
I am 26 years old and recently graduated from grad school. I have about $28,000 of loan debt, from both undergrad and grad school. My deferment is up next month, and without changing or consolidating anything, I will owe more than $500/month. I work for a non-profit and cannot make that high of a payment. I know I have some options for repayment and consolidation. I am trying to find a balance in which I am paying what I can afford each month, but not extending my loans so much that I am paying an absurd amount of interest. Elisa, Bozeman, MT