Regional News

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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23
Jan
University of Berkeley Takes on Student Debt During Spring Forum

Student loan debt has reached crisis level, with the nation collectively owing more than $1.3 trillion and a major issue during the run up to election in the U.S. While it may not be the main complaint now that President Trump has become the 45th president of the U.S., it is still a big issue, so much so that the […]

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17
Jan
Maine Launches New Tool to Help Borrowers Consolidate Loans, Get Private Loans

With nearly two-thirds of college students in Maine staring at a student loan bill each month and with them owing on average $30,098, the seventh highest in the country, Maine is trying to educate borrowers on the impact student loan debt can have. It’s also trying to give borrowers ways to reduce their monthly bills. Earlier this […]

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17
Jan
MD Governor Hogan Wants Student Loan Debt Interest Written Off

Some of the knocks on student loans are the debt can never be discharged, the interest rate can’t be written off, and the government can garnish wages and other benefits if federal loans aren’t repaid. All of that creates a tough situation for countless borrowers around the country, but Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is aiming to fix […]

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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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