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:

01
Feb
Lawmaker Advocates Taxing Rich to Fund Free College During Visit to Southern Illinois University

Free college has been the dream of many college students and politicians alike as the nation struggles with more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. Though President Trump’s Secretary of Education pick Betsy DeVos said during confirmation hearings that “nothing in life is truly free,” one politician in Illinois is pushing forward with the idea. De

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
31
Jan
Washington Senators Want Schools to Inform Borrowers About Student Loan Balances

Knowledge is power – there’s no denying that. Countless student loan borrowers, however, have no idea how much their student loans actually cost them over the years. Aiming to increase literacy when it comes to student loans, the State Senate in Washington began public hearings last week over a bill that would increase borrowers’ awareness about […]

Posted in: Regional News, Student Loan News,
30
Jan
Discover Financial Announces Record Growth in Student Loan Market in 2016

Student loan debt may be preventing borrowers from buying a home, starting a family, and saving for retirement, but for Discover Financial Services, it’s helping it boost earnings and revenue. Late last week, Discover Financial Services reported a 13 percent jump in net income during the fourth quarter and a 4 percent rise in revenue. Much of this [&he

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
26
Jan
Minnesota Senators Propose Tax Credits for Student Loan Borrowers

Tax credits have paved the way to home ownership and helped small businesses get off their feet. Now they can reduce some of the burden of student loan debt if two Minnesota state senators have their way. Last week Minnesota Senators Matt Little and Greg Clausen introduced legislation that would give some student loan borrowers a tax […]

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25
Jan
Democrats in Idaho Want to Forgive Some of Teacher’s Student Loans

Rural towns typically face a tough time luring qualified teachers to teach at their schools – particularly in Idaho. With one out of every five rural students dropping out of high school, something needs to be done. Rep. Paulette Jordan and Rep. Sally Toone of Idaho are hoping to do just that, recently proposing a […]

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24
Jan
Medical Assistant Programs in Ohio at Risk of Losing Federal Financial Aid

A handful of community colleges in Ohio that offer medical office assistant certificate programs are at risk of losing federal student aid because the graduates’ starting salaries are too low to successfully repay student loan debt. According to a report in The Columbus Dispatch, students who earn a medical office assistant degree at Harrison College in […]

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20
Jan
Tuition.io Adds Live Nation Entertainment to its Client Roster

Tuition.io, the startup that helps employers pay down their workers’ student loan debt, has added another high-profile client to its roster. USA Today recently announced that Tuition.io has added Live Nation Entertainment, and it’s close to 9,000 employees, to its platform. Live Nation Entertainment is joining a growing list of employers who are usi

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