Student Loans

March 1, 2017
The Top 9 Student Loan Tips for College Graduates

The Top 9 Student Loan Tips for College Graduates

Whether you just graduated, are taking a break from school, or have already started repaying your student loans, these tips will help you keep your student […]
February 11, 2017
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A Guide to Refinancing or Consolidating Your Student Loans

The national student debt numbers are scary. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimates that Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student loans. And about 3.6 million Americans, or approximately 1 in 6 borrowers, are defaulting on their student loans and haven’t made a payment in at least a year, according to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Department of Education.
February 10, 2017
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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

To get a student loan at Broward College, one of Florida’s largest community colleges, you first have to sit through a two-hour financial lesson with Kent Dunston. It’s a little like Scared Straight, the 1978 documentary designed to keep kids from ending up in prison. Dunston’s lesson, though, is about scaring students into making good financial choices. Nationwide, student loans total more than $1.2 trillion. And schools now face punishment — even closure — by the federal government if the rate is too high. You’re not going to borrow more than the amount of money you need to attend, Dunston tells the students. “You’ll be offered more. You don’t need it.”
February 9, 2017
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With false claims trial looming in KC, for-profit college shuts down

Heritage College closed its doors only a few days after an appeals court cleared the way for a trial on whether the school deliberately falsified attendance records and grades to receive about $32.8 million in federal funding.