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National Student Loan News

September 13, 2018 Shannon Serpette
When potential students and their parents receive tuition statements and bills as they prepare to head off to college, one thing has changed from a generation or two ago – college fees. Students don’t only see items like tuition, room, and board listed, but they also see items like library, mentoring, and technology fees. Sometimes the […]

Regional Student Loan News

August 15, 2018 Shannon Serpette
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 money out of the students’ tax refunds and paychecks without a court order. It has also collected a hefty amount in fees […]


Editor's Picks

February 26, 2019 Christy Rakoczy
Being in debt is a major drag. After all, when you owe money, you’re stuck making payments every month – and some of your hard-earned cash goes towards covering interest. Yet, despite the fact that no one likes being in debt, many Americans owe all sorts of money from student loan debt to credit card […]


Student Loan Industry News

August 27, 2018 Debbie Baratz
If a student drops out of college partway through a semester, they can lose the money they paid for tuition and fees. But in recent years, more people are paying for tuition insurance. Tuition insurance can protect families if their child drops out of college after the school’s deadline to obtain tuition reimbursement – typically at the […]


International Student Loan News

November 16, 2017 Andrew Rombach
The BBC program Panorama recently aired an expose on a fraudulent student loan scandal that shocked the world. In an elaborate scheme, fraudsters calling themselves “education agents” managed to abuse the British government’s student loan system at the Greenwich School of Management and Plymouth University. The Greenwich School of Management (GSM) in London offers a wide range of courses […]


Credit Card News

February 26, 2019 Christy Rakoczy
Being in debt is a major drag. After all, when you owe money, you’re stuck making payments every month – and some of your hard-earned cash goes towards covering interest. Yet, despite the fact that no one likes being in debt, many Americans owe all sorts of money from student loan debt to credit card […]

Personal Loan News

April 24, 2018 Andrew Rombach
I recently had the chance to interview the CEO and Co-Founder of an interesting and successful company known as Upstart. Upstart made a name for itself over the last 6 years as a personal loan lender. How exactly did it do this? Upstart implemented an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithm that could underwrite credit […]

Auto Loan News

September 11, 2018 Shannon Serpette
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., an affiliate of European lender Banco Santander SA, will settle claims alleged by a U.S. consumer watchdog group that borrowers weren’t fully informed about some of their costs. In particular, the lack of information was about insurance policies and auto loans. Santander Consumer accepted interest-only payments on loans allegedly without telling […]