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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.

Are student loans big money makers?

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Jul 31, 2013
It should be easy to figure out if the government makes money off of student loans. But it's not.

Student debt: The burden on seniors

Jul 5, 2013
Most people think of student debt impacting folks in their 20s or 30s. But it's affecting older Americans as well.

Congrats, you graduated! Now what about those 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.

How bad is student loan debt in your state? (map)

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.

College-bound? How to pay for higher education

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?

Does President Obama's budget help or hurt soon-to-double student loan interest rates?

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.

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Debt relief could be on the way for some students

Dec 17, 2012
A new student debt plan, known as 'Pay As You Earn', could make monthly payments smaller and some debts disappear altogether.

Study: Changes to student loan repayments benefit the well-off

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.

Student loan forgiveness: The devil is in the details

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