Student Loan News

17
Jan
Virginia Democrats Want to Refinance Student Loan Debt for Residents

With the nation collectively owing $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, lawmakers around the country are trying to come up with ways to make a lasting dent in that massive debt pile. Democrats in Virginia think they have the answer, announcing last week a plan to bring the Virginia Education Loan Authority back to life and giving it […]

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16
Jan
Earn Straight A’s in Florida and You Might Get a Free Ride to College

Earning straight A’s in high school has more benefits that getting accepted into a good school and landing scholarships. It can get you a free ride, granted that you live in the state of Florida. Last week, Florida Senator Bill Galvano introduced a bill into legislation dubbed the “Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act.” It aims […]

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16
Jan
President-Elect Trump’s Secretary of Education Pick Grilled by Senate

With a few days left until President-Elect Donald Trump takes office, all eyes will be on Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Education, who will appear on Capitol Hill Tuesday for Senate confirmation hearings. DeVos is a billionaire businesswoman and former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party who is a strong proponent of charter […]

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16
Jan
The New Face of Student Loan Borrowers: The Elderly

Student loan debt isn’t only impacting young borrowers. Their older counterparts are also dealing with student debt at a rate that has quadrupled during the last decade. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a new report that showcased just how bad it is for older people, many of whom graduated years ago. The CFPB found that among consumers [&helli

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