Donna Fuscaldo

Donna Fuscaldo covers student loan news for LendEDU. She covers national, state, local, and even international topics to help borrowers stay up to date on the latest information. She has writen about personal finance, entrepreneurship, investments, and financial technology for over fifteen years. Her work has been featured on the Wall Street Journal, Investopedia, Bankrate, Forbes, and more.

Articles by Donna Fuscaldo:

25
May
College Ave Raises Interest Rates on Variable Student Loans

Student loan interest rates are moving higher with many private lenders including College Ave, the Wilmington, DE-based private student lender. In May, College Ave raised rates on its variable rate student loan products and lowered rates for many of its fixed rate student loans at the same time according to LendEDU. Take its undergraduate fixed student loan [&hel

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
19
May
Tennessee’s Success with Free Tuition Prompts Other States to Follow Suit

Taking a page from the state of Tennessee, a growing number of states are beginning to or are gearing up to offer free higher education at local community colleges after seeing Tennessee’s success with its own tuition-free community college system. In April, New York state became the first in the country to announce plans to […]

Posted in: National News, Student Loan News,
17
May
Nicki Minaj Follows Through on More Than $18K in Student Debt; Pledges to Launch Charity

Rap star Nicki Minaj has stepped up her efforts to help student loan debtors get out of their crushing debt by announcing that she is creating a charity for student loans and tuition payments. Last week Minaj, who has long been an advocate for staying in school and getting good grades, offered to pay off […]

Posted in: National News, Student Loan News,
11
May
College of DuPage Defrauded of More Than $200,000 in Student Loan Scam

Student loan scams usually impact individuals, but colleges can be the target of a scam, too. That was the case in Chicago where a couple was able to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from the College of DuPage, a two-year community college, in an elaborate student loan scheme. According to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert […]

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
08
May
Nicki Minaj Latest Rap Star to Help With the Student Debt Problem

Nicki Minaj, the rapper and advocate for education, is giving back to struggling college students taking to Twitter over the weekend to help fans get out from under some of their student loans and other debt. How did this happen? A fan tweeted Minaj about paying his student loans. Minaj responded, “Show me straight A’s […]

Posted in: National News, Student Loan News,
02
May
SoFi Launches First Investment Fund, Raising $105 Million

SoFi, the leading online student loan lender, recently launched an investment fund to give investors access to its loan portfolio, marking its first foray into this area. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing from last month, Sofi disclosed that it raised $105 million for its SoFi Prime Income Fund which counts 33 people as investors. Each […]

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
21
Apr
Arkansas Woman Sentenced to Almost Three Years for Student Loan Fraud

All eyes are focused on fixing the student loan debt problem, but student loan fraud is also alive and kicking. The latest example: an Arkansas woman who engaged in the practice back in 2011 was recently sentenced to federal prison for illegally receiving student loans. According to a report in The Pine Bluff Commercial, Gina Renee […]

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
18
Apr
Mark Cuban Calls President Trump to Task on Student Loan Debt

Mark Cuban, the venture capitalist and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has called President Donald Trump to task on student loan debt, turning to the President’s preferred method of communication: Twitter. With colleges and universities around the country concerned about the White House’s budget proposal, which would reduce funding for work study and slash aid […

Posted in: National News, Student Loan News,
11
Apr
Student Loan Lender CommonBond’s Variable Rates Tick Up

Student loan borrowing is starting to get more expensive as the Federal Reserve’s move last month to raise interest rates is starting to increase the rates student loan lenders are offering on some of their products. Take CommonBond, the student loan lender out of New York. While it kept its low fixed student loan refinancing rates […]

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
06
Apr
Student Loan Lender Earnest Raises Rates on Variable Loans

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates last month and it’s starting to increase the rates borrowers pay on certain loans, including student loans. While borrowers in a fixed rate student loan don’t have to worry about the cost of borrowing getting more expensive, those with a variable rate loan do. That’s because variable rate student […]

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