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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.

09/29/2014

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Senior Americans Burdened With Student Debt

Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.

09/10/2014

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Student Newspaper: DC University Misrepresented Admission, Financial Aid Policies

A report in The George Washington University’s student newspaper, The GW Hatchet, says the school has admitted to waitlisting undergraduate applicants who can’t afford to pay tuition each year simply due to their financial constraints.

10/21/2013

Interest rates on some new federally backed loans for college students are now double what they were last week. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Student Loan Interest Rates Double Without Congress’ Action

Interest rates on some new federally backed loans for college students are now double what they were last week.

07/01/2013

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DC Ranked 3rd Smartest City in US

D.C. is America’s third smartest large city, according to rankings released Tuesday by the real estate blog Movoto.com.

06/26/2013

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Obama To Answer Student Loan Interest Rate Questions Via Text

Are you a college student or a parent of a college student who plans to take out federal student loans? Are you concerned about the looming interest rate increase? Well, President Barack Obama announced today that you can text him this week with your questions about the controversial issue, and he might just personally shed some light on it for you.

06/24/2013

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Rockefeller Frets Over Student Loan Interest Hike

Student-loan interest rates will rise July 1 if Congress doesn’t act, and U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller is sounding alarms.

05/31/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with university and college students after urging Congress to pass legislation that would keep federal student loan rates from doubling during an event in the East Room of the White House on June 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Study: 1 In 6 People Have Defaulted On Government-Backed Student Loans

A new survey shows that millions of people have defaulted on their government-backed student loans.

09/11/2012

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Market Rates For The Middle Class

With a couple of simple fixes from Congress, billions of dollars could be put into the economy by allowing middle class families to refinance their mortgages and by keeping student loans at market rates.

06/08/2012

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John Boehner: House To Vote Friday On Student Loans

The House will vote Friday on a Republican bill preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer, paid for by cutting money from President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday.

04/25/2012

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