Financial planning: Not just for uber-rich

Financial planning: Not just for uber-rich

  CNBC By Lazetta Rainey Braxton, Special to CNBC.com on February 6th, 2014   What happens when your profile doesn't match society's views about success? Just ask Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, whose father encouraged him to challenge football norms and contemplate the notion: Why not you? By taking this questio

02.7.2014 | Economics, Student Loan Debt, Student Loans |

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Students Share Tips on Applying to Top National Universities

Students Share Tips on Applying to Top National Universities

  Yahoo! News By Cathryn Sloan on January 21st, 2014 Applying to college is a taxing process for many students, and that stress can certainly increase when a prestigious school is on their wish list. Students applying to any of the top 25 National Universities in the U.S. could benefit from the personal experiences shared by those

01.21.2014 | Student Loans |

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The Student Loan Crisis Is Here, and It's Pretty Scary

The Student Loan Crisis Is Here, and It’s Pretty Scary

  The Motley Fool By Jordan Wathen on January 19th, 2014   In 2007, we suffered from a mortgage crisis. Today, we may be suffering from a student debt crisis. New figures from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show that while student loan debt is growing, students' ability to repay their debt isn't. Younger students and r

01.20.2014 | Student Loan Debt, Student Loans |

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The Student Loan Fix That Wasn't

The Student Loan Fix That Wasn’t

  By Mitchell D. Weiss on January 16th, 2014   “Going forward, the whims of Washington politicians won’t dictate student loan interest rates, meaning more certainty and more opportunities for students to take advantage of lower rates.”So spoke House Speaker John Boehner after the passage of H.R. 1911, the Bipartisan Student

01.16.2014 | Education Costs, Student Loan Debt, Student Loans |

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Debt at Graduation: The Center Holds, the Number Climbs Higher

Debt at Graduation: The Center Holds, the Number Climbs Higher

  MainStreet By John Sandman on January 14th, 2014 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Each year, the average amount of student debt seems more disconcerting than the one before, if only because it's bigger. What's more, these increases seem predictable as government support for students continues to decline relative to the incomes of borrow

01.15.2014 | Education Costs, Student Loan Debt, Student Loans |

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COLUMN-Seven mistakes to avoid on financial aid forms

COLUMN-Seven mistakes to avoid on financial aid forms

  By Liz Weston on January 13th, 2014   LOS ANGELES, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Millions of families will fill out a key financial aid form in coming weeks, many for the first time. Unfortunately, mistakes on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are easy to make, education experts said.Here are some of the most costly error

01.13.2014 | Education Costs, Student Loans |

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U.S. Education Department’s Student Debt Collector Accused of Ruthless Tactics

U.S. Education Department’s Student Debt Collector Accused of Ruthless Tactics

  By AllGov on January 5th, 2014 The three words that might best describe the federal government’s student-loan debt collector are petty, incompetent and ruthless. For two decades, the Educational Credit Management Corporation  (ECMC) has received millions of taxpayer dollars from the U.S. Department of Education to hound

01.6.2014 | Student Loan Debt, Student Loans |

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Avoid 4 Common Scams Aimed at Students

Avoid 4 Common Scams Aimed at Students

Yahoo! News By Scholarship America on January 2nd, 2014 As a newly independent young adult attending and paying for college, you'll experience many new and exciting things. But there's one thing we hope you'll never experience: being targeted by con artists looking to take advantage of inexperienced college students who are struggling to su

01.2.2014 | Economics, Education Costs, Student Loan Debt, Student Loans |

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California students' debt less than in most states

California students’ debt less than in most states

SFGate By Ann Huff Stevens on December 26th, 2013 President Obama signs an August bill that offers lower student rates now, but higher ones in the future if the economy improves as expected. Many students are incurring huge debts. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press   More bad news, it seems, on student debt: A ne

12.30.2013 | Student Loan Debt, Student Loans |

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Education Department Finds Numerous Problems At Sallie Mae, Levies No Fines

Education Department Finds Numerous Problems At Sallie Mae, Levies No Fines

The Huffington Post By Shahien Nasiripour on December 12th, 2013 The U.S. Department of Education has declined to levy any fines on student loan giant Sallie Mae despite secret determinations over the past 10 years that allege the company has harmed borrowers, incorrectly billed the department and had other servicing failures. The allegati

12.12.2013 | Student Loan Debt, Student Loans |

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