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[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 40 views]

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released new data showing that more than seventy percent of undergraduates received some type of student aid (including student loans) during the 2011-12 academic year…

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[14 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 35 views]

With the fall semester of college starting up in a few weeks, college students are working towards finalizing their housing situation for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, you’re running out of time to answer the looming question: “Do I want to live on…

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[7 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 6 views]

Last week, the United States Department of Education released a newsletter informing students and their schools that federal student loans handled by four nonprofit servicers would soon be transferred to new servicers. Over the next two months, the maj…

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[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 2 views]

With bipartisan support, on July 31, 2013, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (also known as the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act, as amended by the Senate), by a vote of 392 to 31.

President Oba…

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 7 views]

This is still an interest rate increase masquerading as a decrease. Interest rates are at historically low levels and have nowhere to go but up. We can expect interest rates to start increasing by about 1.5% per year in 2015.

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[24 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 8 views]

Whether you’re a soon-to-be freshman or second semester senior, it is never easy to figure out how to cover the costs of college. With tuition and hidden fees averaging out to about $40,000 per year, many of you are still wondering how your family is…

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[19 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 22 views]

Despite the concerns arising over the recent increase in the federal student loan interest rate, the real problem at hand is the rising cost of college, and decline in government grants

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[12 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 6 views]

Congratulations on finally finishing college. While it’s great to be working and living on your own, you now get to pay your own bills (and yes, now you finally understand why your parents always yelled at you for taking more than 10 minutes in the sho…

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[26 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 3 views]

If Congress does not act, interest rates on new subsidized Stafford loans will double from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1, 2013. Previously originated subsidized Stafford loans and all other education loans will not be affected.

Doubling of the interest rates…

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[14 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 3 views]

Over the past month, you may have heard about the impending subsidized student loan interest rate increase, as politicians frantically work to come to a consensus before July 1. Right now, subsidized student loans interest rates currently stand at 3.4%…