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Students at historically black colleges such as Clark Atlanta are feeling the burden of 2011 changes to a federal loan program. New requirements for federal parent PLUS loans means fewer HBCU students now qualify.

Change to PLUS loan program hits HBCUs hard

Oct 28, 2014
Some schools have seen enrollments drop by more than 10 percent.
Posted In: Parent PLUS, HBCUs, student debt
College

Student loan default rates don't tell the whole story

Sep 23, 2014
Colleges can game the system to hide their students’ problems with debt.
Posted In: student debt, student loans, default
Graduates

You can refinance a car, but not a student loan

Jun 4, 2014
A bill was introduced that allows students to re-finance their student loans.
Posted In: federal student loans, student debt, refinance

The student-debt burden: online vs traditional schools

Jun 4, 2014
Students who graduate from purely online programs may leave with more debt
Posted In: Online classes, student debt

What to do when you can't pay for college

May 2, 2014
Saving for college is a priority for many parents, but sometimes life gets in the way. What do you do with zero savings?
Posted In: college, Paying for college, student debt

Deciphering financial aid offers for college

Apr 25, 2014
If a financial aid package looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Posted In: student loans, financial aid, student debt

Hey Occupy Wall Street! Will you buy my debt?

Nov 13, 2013
A group of Occupy activists says it's bought almost $15 million of people's personal debt on the cheap.
Posted In: Occupy, debtors, student debt

Talking about how to pay for college

Sep 20, 2013
It's a conversation that not all families have: How to pay for college. One high school junior and her mother discuss what they talked about.
Posted In: college, student debt

Is student loan debt the next housing crisis?

Aug 30, 2013
As more and more debt piles on, many make comparisons between this bubble and the one that burst a few years back: housing. But are they really that similar?
Posted In: housing crisis, student debt

Setting limits: Advice on paying for college

Aug 30, 2013
For many families, paying for college is a balancing act. You want to give your child the best options, but you don't know how to talk about what you can afford.
Posted In: college, student debt

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