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The trouble with refinancing a student loan

Feb 18, 2013
So why can't students cash in on these crazy low interest rates, anyway?
Posted In: student loans, refinancing, student debt

CFPB to look at college-backed financial products aimed at students

Feb 15, 2013
Many colleges now offer student loans and grants on debit cards, without disclosing their agreements with banks. That's caught the federal government's attention.
Posted In: student loan, student debt, grants

Report: Student debt up five percent

Oct 18, 2012
A report out this morning says college students are leaving school ever deeper in debt. Students graduated last year owing more than $26,000 on average -- up five percent from the year before.
Posted In: student debt, college

Paying for school when you're already in debt

Oct 12, 2012
When you pursue higher education with a big debt load weighing you down, it can be hard to figure out how to manage your scarce resources and still achieve your goals.
Posted In: debt, college, student debt, medical costs

Listener questions on saving, spending, and managing debt

Sep 21, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland and Jill Schlesinger, editor at large for CBS's Moneywatch.com, answers listener questions about retirement, savings, students loans, and money management.
Posted In: student debt, Saving, real estate, Retirement, Investing, debt

Older students lead loan delinquents

Jul 18, 2012
Surprisingly -- or not so surprising -- 40- to 49-year-olds have the most delinquent student loan debt.
Posted In: student debt, student loan debt

Students saddled with bigger share of college costs

Jul 16, 2012
A new survey reveals that families are increasingly eliminating certain colleges based on cost, and students are taking on more of the burden themselves as parents' share declines.
Posted In: student debt, college

New push to ease student loan repayment

Jun 7, 2012
The federal government will streamline the process that borrowers use to get their payments capped at just 15 percent of their salaries.
Posted In: frederal student loans, student debt, student loan repayment options

Student debt burden hits $1 trillion

Apr 25, 2012
At $1 trillion nationally, student debt surpasses credit card debt and car loans, and it can be a serious drag on the economy.
Posted In: student loan debt, student debt, college

Half a million bucks in student debt?

Apr 6, 2012
Paddy Hirsch, Liz Weston, and Tess discuss the wisdom of taking out huge amounts of student debt.
Posted In: loan, student debt, paddy hirsch, Liz Pulliam Weston, letters

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