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:

16
Feb
Student Loan Reduction as an Employer Benefit Continues to Gain Popularity

When it comes to recruiting and retaining Millennials, companies are going beyond offering retirement savings plans. They are paying down a portion of their student loan debt. That’s the case for Josh Udashkin, a Canadian college graduate who started luggage company Raden in the U.S. The CEO, according to CNBC, has been offering to match his employees’ [&hell

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
15
Feb
UK’s Plan to Sell £4 Billion in Student Loans Scrutinized After a Moody’s Downgrade

The United Kingdom’s plan to sell student loans worth about 4 billion pounds to private investors is getting new scrutiny after Moody’s rating agency last week downgraded a package of student loans that were sold almost 20 years ago. That first set of securitized student loans, sold around 20 years ago, is the main precedent […]

Posted in: International Student Loan News, Student Loan News,
14
Feb
What a Hike in Interest Rates Means for Student Loans

Student loan interest rates have been hovering around record lows for years as the U.S. economy clawed its way out of the great recession. That all started to change during the last few months, and now there’s some expectations that the Federal Reserve may move to raise short term interest rates in March which can have […]

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
13
Feb
Student Loan Bears Find it Hard to Short the Market

Publicly traded student loan players like Navient and Wells Fargo may have gotten hit by lawsuits from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but that hasn’t kept their stocks in the industry from gaining ever since President Donald Trump won the election. With many investors betting there will be a friendlier regulatory environment for the student […]

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
10
Feb
San Francisco Becomes First City to Offer Free Community College to All Residents

This fall, San Francisco will become the first city in the nation to offer free community college to all of its residents. San Francisco will provide the City College of San Francisco with nearly $5.4 million annually for the program. Of that, $3.1 million will go towards tuition, which currently is at $46 per credit at […]

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
09
Feb
SoFi Scores Touchdown With Overtime Ad During Super Bowl LI

The New England Patriots weren’t the only victors of Super Bowl LI. Online lender Social Finance, otherwise known as SoFi, scored a touchdown by making a bet the game would go into overtime, the first time ever in NFL history. When it comes to the Super Bowl, companies pay exorbitant amounts of money for a […]

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
08
Feb
The Nation Now has the First Education Secretary to Have No Formal Education Experience

Despite efforts by Democratic senators including a 24-hour smack down aimed at stalling her confirmation, President Trump’s appointee for Education Secretary, Betsey DeVos, was approved by Congress on Tuesday. But the appointment wasn’t without controversy. Not only were Democrats staunchly against her, citing her lack of experience, two Republicans crossed p

Posted in: National News, Student Loan News,
06
Feb
College Ave Changes Student Loan Rates in Late January & Early February

Student loans aren’t created equal. This is mainly due to the interest rates borrowers have on their private student loans. While a lot of factors go into the overall expenditure on any student loan, it behooves a borrower to compare private student loan interest rates on different loans on a consistent basis. Since variable rate loans, normally […]

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
03
Feb
U.S. Government Sues Los Angeles Resident Over Student Loans

Despite mounting student loan debt in the country, it is still one of those things that can’t be discharged via bankruptcy. But that hasn’t stopped scores of borrowers from defaulting on their loans, which has apparently started to cause a reaction by the United States government. According to a report in the Northern California Record, the […]

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
02
Feb
Middle-Income Workers are Focus of Student Loan Repayment Legislation in Rhode Island

When it comes to economic policies and government programs, it is the middle class that often gets the short end of the stick. After all, most of the aid programs are designed for people with lower incomes. To solve this problem and help the middle class, one lawmaker, Rep. Mia Ackerman of Rhode Island, has drafted […]

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,