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Student Loans Tying You Down?new

Don't look for help from Congress's latest fix.
Chicago Reader  |  Deanna Isaacs  |  07-03-2012  |  Education

Job Prospects Looking Up for College Gradsnew

Class of 2012 gets a break.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Michelle Boudin and Joanne Spataro  |  05-15-2012  |  Economy

Top Ramen For Life: The Student Loan Crisisnew

With more than two-thirds of students borrowing money for their educations, student loans are now the largest type of consumer debt. Is this another crisis in the making?
East Bay Express  |  Charlie Mintz  |  11-10-2010  |  Education

Study Finds Top Publics Give More Funding to Wealthy Studentsnew

The nation’s top public universities are cushioning the cost of college for those who need it the least. While the University of Virginia has made important progress in minority students’ access to higher education, it lagged behind when it came to enrolling low-income students.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Chiara Canzi  |  01-27-2010  |  Education

College Guide: Beware Private Loansnew

Now, the truth lay before me, thousands upon thousands of dollars owed in my name to the federal government -- or was it my lender or some private bank? I'm still not sure. I had reached that repayment bridge, and all I wanted to do was turn back and start all over again. I soon found out that I wasn't alone.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Leilani Clark  |  08-20-2009  |  Education

Help Is On the Way For Student Borrowersnew

Each month, with miserable certitude, the snail-mailboxes of middle-class twenty- and thirtysomethings are stuffed with student-loan bills, from both federal and private lenders. The balance seems to remain stagnant, even as we mail in check after check. But a new federal program that went into effect on July 1 aims to help overburdened student borrowers.
Boston Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  07-09-2009  |  Education

Commentary: Student Debt Is a Recipe for Economic Disasternew

On January 21, students across Canada marked a shameful milestone for our country: Canada Student Loan debt owed to the federal government reached $13 billion. Today’s generation of students is living in a debt crisis like no other in Canadian history.
The Georgia Straight  |  Shamus Reid  |  01-26-2009  |  Commentary

Young Canadians Taking on Record Levels of Debtnew

In an era of stagnant incomes, young Canadians depend on credit to pursue a bare-bones, middle-class life. So are Canada's young borrowers headed for a crisis?
The Georgia Straight  |  Pieta Woolley  |  11-04-2008  |  Economy

Huge Debt Loads Weigh Down Today's Graduatesnew

The dirty secret of today's economy is that the odds are stacked against the under-35 set. College graduates are hitting the books just to stay even with their parents’ economic performance. They’re paying more for less.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  05-28-2008  |  Education

No More Student Loans? Good.

The credit card has made it harder to get college student loans. This is a silver lining of recession: a market-driven force that could push down skyrocketing tuition.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  05-12-2008  |  Education

Boehner: Yet Another Lobbying Slut?new

The new House Majority Leader is not quite the 'reformer' he claims.
The Village Voice  |  Anya Kamenetz  |  02-03-2006  |  Politics

Shady Sallienew

Just what has the Bush administration done to your student loan?
The Village Voice  |  Anya Kamenetz  |  01-18-2006  |  Economy

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