Regional 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 […]

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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 […]

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31
Jan
Financial Aid Confusion Causes Long Lines at Cal Student Central

To say financial aid can be confusing is an understatement. There are now entire companies who focus solely on helping students and families fill out the FAFSA.For students who returned to the University of Berkley this month, that confusion was in the spotlight as tons of college students waited in long lines to get answers […]

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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 […]

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27
Jan
Report Highlights Schools in Georgia With the Most Student Debt

Student loan debt impacts every state, but for some, it’s worse than others. Georgia may rank 31st in terms of student debt, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy sailing for its college graduates in the state. 59% of Georgia college graduates have student loans with the average debt coming in at $27,043.But not all schools […]

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26
Jan
Aiming to Keep Graduates in the State, Michigan Senator Proposes Credit Solution for Student Debt

Thanks to rising student loan debt, the American dream of buying a home, starting a family, and earning a good salary is out of the reach of many which is having a long term impact on the economies of states around the country.Aiming to address that and hopefully make a positive impact, Michigan Senator Curtis […]

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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 […]

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25
Jan
Texas Senator Calls for Freeze on State Tuition Fees Until 2022

Students and families from Texas may soon receive some relief from the ever rising costs of a college education. Senator Kel Seliger, a Republican from Amarillo and the chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, proposed several bills last week aimed at reducing the cost of a four-year degree.Under the three bills, tuition and fee […]

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

Teachers talking at an unspecified school.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 […]

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24
Jan
These Five California Schools Leave Students With the Most Student Debt

A group of people holding up signs at an unspecified location.Student loan debt has become a prerequisite to earning a college degree for many students, but how much they have to take on varies from one school to the next. Even the state in which the school is located in can have a big impact […]

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