Student Loan News

16
Aug
Check Out the New FAFSA Mobile App

The Department of Education recently unveiled their new mobile app for filling out the FAFSA.With people relying increasingly on their phones to do the majority of their business, the Department of Education has unveiled an app for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly called the FAFSA. A beta version of […]

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15
Aug
How Kentucky Garnished $50M for Unpaid Tuition Without a Court Order

The State of Kentucky has claimed in excess of $50 million from students behind on tuition payments to Kentucky's public colleges. In the last 12 years, the Kentucky Department of Revenue has claimed in excess of $50 million from students behind on payments to Kentucky’s public universities. The department has managed to do so by taking […]

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14
Aug
Are Apprenticeships a Solution to the Student Loan Debt Problem?

The Michigan Talent Investment Agency is looking to make apprenticeships popular again as an alternative to high student debt. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that 67 percent of high school graduates will go to college. But nearly half of students who enter college drop out, left with debt and no diploma. Often, this debt […]

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13
Aug
Paying for College Tied to Higher Risk of Foreclosure

A recent study published in Demography found a correlation between foreclosure and increased college attendance rates.Paying for college can be a big financial burden for a family. And a new study shows those added costs of college tuition were connected to a higher likelihood of foreclosure during the economic downturn.A new study published in the […]

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09
Aug
New Study Shows Political Divide on What’s Wrong With Higher Ed

A recent study from Pew Research Center found that Republicans and Democrats remain divisive over higher education issues. With 61 percent of Americans viewing U.S. higher education going in the wrong direction, Republicans and Democrats are divisive on the reasons why.According to a new Pew Research Center survey, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of Republicans and

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06
Aug
LeBron James’ New School Offers Kids a Future College Education and More

Lebron James' Ohio-based I Promise School will enroll 240 third and fourth graders now, with plans to grow to over 1,000 students. Many consider him the NBA’s GOAT, but one day LeBron James could be known as one of education’s GOATs.On July 30, James opened his Akron, Ohio-based I Promise School. The non-charter public school, similar […]

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03
Aug
Online Tool Aims to Take the Mystery Out of College Planning

The Education Finance Council's new online tool helps connect students with lower-cost state-based or nonprofit loans. The Education Finance Council has unveiled an online tool designed to assist families with saving, planning for, and paying for their college education.ForYouNotForProfit.org provides content, tools, and tips for students and their families. It teache

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02
Aug
College Students Worry About Paying for Course Materials, Survey Shows

A recent survey of college students found that buying source materials, including textbooks, is one of the biggest stressors. The second-biggest financial stressor for college students, right after paying for tuition, is buying the source materials they need for their classes, according to a Morning Consult survey which was done at the request of Cengage. Cengage [&he

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01
Aug
DeVos Proposes Cutting Student Loan Forgiveness by $13B

New guidelines proposed by Education Secretary DeVos would make it harder for students to get their loans forgiven. The Trump administration proposed new guidelines in July that would make it more difficult for students to get student loan forgiveness even from schools that have allegedly defrauded them.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos highlighted the proposed changes,

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31
Jul
Students Who Need Financial Aid the Most Forgo the FAFSA, Report Finds

According to Brooking Institution's data, many students eligible for financial aid did not even complete the FAFSA. Many students are missing out on money for college, a recent study showed. For the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the June 30 final deadline is past, and many students who are eligible for aid did not […]

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