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"While research shows a correlation between degree attainment and higher incomes for individuals who earn a college degree, the economy, job markets and individual life circumstances are subject to change beyond students' control. So borrow mindfully, keep track of cumulative…

As financial aid packages roll in, students and parents may start wondering whether a private student loan could help them pay for college.
We had experts weigh in on the questions students -- and their parents -- should ask before taking on private debt.

Tuition and fees at most community colleges are pretty reasonable these days, about $3,500 a year. Which is why the vast majority of community college students don't take out loans to cover their costs. But, according to the Institute for College Access and Success, a non-profit advocacy…

The Senate on Wednesday approved a bipartisan plan that would tie interest rates for college student loans to the financial markets, bringing Congress close to finally resolving a dispute that caused rates to double on July 1.

But the 81-18 vote, which drew overwhelming support from…

CONGRESS squandered a year of potential progress on student-loan interest rates. The result of its inaction was a sharp rise in rates on Monday.

Rates on federally subsidized Stafford loans jumped from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, essentially slapping a $1,000 tax…

Millions of college students woke up Monday to a new reality: The interest rate on their new subsidized Stafford loans – the most popular federal student loan program – doubled overnight.

College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring — unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday.

Subsidized Stafford loans, which account for…

U.S. senators headed home for a Fourth of July recess without passing a bill that would prevent interest rates from doubling on student loans next week, leading to a ramp-up of political finger-pointing.

Last year, Democrats used the looming increase in the cost of…

Once again, Congress is facing a time-sensitive “cliff” deadline: July 1, when rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans will double should Congress fail to act.

If this cliff sounds familiar, it’s because we were at the same brink last year during the election. A last-minute…

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