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:

07
Mar
U.S. Government Sues Student Loan Borrower in Florida That Didn’t Pay Debt

A student loan borrower in Palm Beach, Florida is being sued by the U.S. government for defaulting on a federal student loan. According to a report in the Florida Record, the lawsuit was filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The government contends that D. Adams, who also goes […]

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
03
Mar
Bipartisan Bill Calls For Tax-Free Student Loan Reduction Benefit, Aiding Graduate Workers

With the support from student loan lenders, human resources professionals, and non-profits focused on combating growing levels of student debt, U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis, a Republican from Illinois, and Rep. Scott Peters, a Democrat from California, introduced new legislation this week that encourages employers to pay down a portion of their employees’ stude

Posted in: National News, Student Loan News,
02
Mar
African Startups are Using Alternative Data to Provide Student Loans

While fake news and facts can create a huge disservice for people around the globe, alternative data to determine creditworthiness is helping countless people get student loans. That’s particularly true of Africa where much of society uses cash, and little data has been collected on borrowers. In Kenya, banks aren’t in the student loan business, […]

Posted in: International Student Loan News, Student Loan News,
01
Mar
Student Loan Debt is Detrimental to Young Workers Health

Student loan debt affects people from all economic backgrounds and ages, but when it comes to young people, the impact can be far reaching and detrimental to both their finances and health. These were the findings from a new survey published yesterday by American Student Assistance (ASA), the nonprofit focused on removing the financial barriers to education.

Posted in: Popular News, Student Loan News,
24
Feb
Free College Would Only Cost Middle-Class California Residents $48 a Year in Taxes

Fiscal conservatives detest the idea of tuition free college, arguing that it would considerably increase the tax burden on countless Americans. Despite this, a research report issued by Reclaim California Higher Education, a college advocacy group, in January claims that middle class families in California would only have to pay an extra $48 annually to make [&hellip

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
23
Feb
South Carolina School District Wants to Help Pay Down Teacher’s Student Debt

The Horry County Schools school district in South Carolina is trying to recruit and retain teachers by paying a portion of teachers’ student loan debt if they agree to stay in the district for five years. According to a report in Myrtle Beach Online, the idea, which was discussed at Monday’s human resources committee meeting, is […]

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
22
Feb
Maine Launches Program to Help Students Pay Off Loans While Boosting its Own Economy

Students who promise to stay in Maine for at least five years to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) may receive help with student loan repayment through a new statewide program announced by the Harold Alfond Foundation yesterday. Under the new three-year, $5.5 million Alfond Leaders program, 150 Maine employees in […]

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
21
Feb
Virginia Legislation Dies in Politics Leaving Students Vulnerable

Legislation designed to help student loan borrowers in Virginia refinance student loans and improve the oversight of lenders died in the state House on February 14­th after passing in the Virginia Senate 36-4. As of now, the only option for student loan borrowers to refinance student loans is through the private sector. Virginia Senate Bill 1053, introduced

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
20
Feb
Senators Reintroduce Bill Stopping the IRS from Taxing Deceased and Disabled Student Borrowers

Death and taxes are two of life certainties. For some cosigners and families, this includes a tax after the death of a student borrower. A group of senators to reintroduced legislation to eliminate the tax hit to families of student loan borrowers who die or become disabled. In Washington, D.C. on February 16th, Maine Senator Angus […]

Posted in: National News, Student Loan News,
17
Feb
Texas Senator Wants to Empower Student Loan Borrowers With Annual Disclosures

In the state of Texas, State Senator Kel Seliger introduced a series of legislation on February 14 empowering student borrowers to make informed decisions about college debt. If passed, Texas Senate Bill 887 would require colleges and universities to provide borrowers with a debt disclosure statement each year. The disclosure would include an estimate of how

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,