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Commentary

Your major may explain your debt

by Marketplace Contributor May 4, 2012
Commentator Peter Morici sees a link between what we study and what we owe.

Student debt burden hits $1 trillion

by Sally Herships 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.

Senator Dick Durbin on student loans and student debt

by Jeremy Hobson Mar 30, 2012
The amount of outstanding student loan debt in this country has reached $1 trillion. And if you scan the headlines this week, you'll find school after school raising tuition, which will almost certainly send that $1 trillion number up even…
Ask Money

Emergency savings: Expenses or aftertax salary?

by Chris Farrell Mar 26, 2012
I'm a 36-year-old single professional in the DFW metroplex that tries to think long-term in my financial planning. I put 12 percent of my around $100,000 salary into my 401(k) with company match. Currently, the retirement fund is valued at…

Student loan debt collectors under the microscope

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 26, 2012
Are debt collectors working for the Department of Education letting debtors know their rights? Bloomberg's John Hechinger discusses the rights of borrowers.
Economy 4.0

For-profit schools add to record student-loan debt

by Eliza Ronalds-Hannon Mar 7, 2012
University budget cuts are driving more students to for-profit colleges, but the debt load there is often higher and future prospects slimmer.

Bankruptcy lawyers warn of student loan 'debt bomb'

by Amy Scott Feb 9, 2012
A new study reports that student debt in this country could be the next “debt bomb," a major economic threat not unlike the mortgage crisis. And this time, there’s no way to get rid of the debt through bankruptcy.

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Soaring student loan debt has bankers nervous

by Joel Patterson Jan 12, 2012
As the cost of an education rises and students borrow to cover the costs, lenders worry about recouping funds.

Federal student loan funding could be cut

by Amy Scott 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.

How the cost of college could be lowered

by Steve Henn 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.