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Federal student loan funding could be cut

Dec 15, 2011
The countdown begins in Washington to come up with a budget before midnight tomorrow, and one place cuts could come from are federal student loan programs.
Posted In: student loan debt, student loans, Pell grant

How the cost of college could be lowered

Dec 5, 2011
President Obama meets at the White House today with a small group of university and college presidents on how to reduce the cost of higher education. But the answers might have to come from the schools themselves.
Posted In: student loan debt, college tuition, President Obama

Thinking about loan payments

Nov 18, 2011
I have a student loan that is on an extended payment plan with a variable rate that is tied to prime. Currently, the rate is 2.11%. I have money available that I could put toward the loan, but at this interest rate, it seems advisable to invest the money. However, at some point down the road when the rates go back up, I may wish that I had paid off the loan early. Do you have any advice as to the best approach for paying off such a variable rate loan? Wendell, Rochester, NY
Posted In: student loan debt, variable rates, Investing

Report: College tuition continues to rise nationally

Oct 26, 2011
College tuition bills will soon start showing up for next semester and they'll be enough to get the pulse racing. The College Board said today tu...
Posted In: college tuition, Marketplace Daily Pulse, student loan debt

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