27 avril 2017

NCES: Most Borrowers Held Loans 4 Years After Completing Degree

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics finds that 63 percent of college graduates still held student loan debt within four years of earning their degree. More...

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Choice and Student Debt

HomeBy Paul Fain. Most students pay more for college than an affordability benchmark recommends, according to a new report, and some of the overspending is by choice. More...

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25 avril 2017

EU students given pledge on loans and fee status

The government on Friday confirmed that European Union students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, masters, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 2018-19. More...

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20 avril 2017

More loans misery as provider goes under

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. More loans misery as provider goes under
Billy Camden, FE Week, 2017/03/10
The big difference between corporations and societies is that corporations can fold while societies can't. The people in a society don't disappear, the obligations don't just go away, the debts cannot simply be written off. More...

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15 avril 2017

A new look at the lasting consequences of student debt

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Recent college graduates who borrow are leaving school with an average of $34,000 in student loans. That's up from $20,000 just 10 years ago, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. More...

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The fate of student debt forgiveness

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Imagine if one notice from the federal government could cause you to question your major life decisions.
More than half a million people may have found themselves in that situation after a new legal filing by the Education Department. More...

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Colleges must do more to help students graduate on time, reduce debt burden

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Vanessa Brewer grew up with aspirations to become the first member of her family to earn a college degree. She excelled in high school but struggled early in her college career at the University of Texas at Austin to find her place. More...

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Student loan interest rate set to rise by a third after UK inflation surge

The Guardian homeBy. Increase in inflation, driven by pound’s Brexit slide, means students will pay more as others benefit from low borrowing rates. More...

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14 avril 2017

Students protest over switch from study grants to loans

The students were demonstrating following a government decree signed by President Pierre Nkurunziza transforming their grants into loans, reported Radio France International. More...

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12 avril 2017

Loan Forgiveness Uncertainty

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Recent court filing by Department of Education fuels uncertainty about whether borrowers can count on contractors’ assertions that they qualify for federal debt relief program. More...

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