BuiltInLA.com ranked Tuition.io as a top startup to watch in 2015: As of last year, about 37 million people in the US had student loans totalling about $1 trillion. These loans are spread across both government and private lenders and, for lack of any other term, are a mess to manage and pay back. That’s where Tuition.io steps in. The online […]

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          Tuition.io, meanwhile, is kind of like Mint, the personal-finance management site, but for student borrowers. It aggregates a person’s loans from various places into one spot (it has organized almost $2 billion in student debt so far) and provides a snapshot of how much someone owes. Sounds simple enough, yet […]

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A new study from Gallup and Purdue University reveals that black students carry more student loan debt than their white counterparts. The survey assessed 29,560 college graduates across the United States from 2000 to 2014, and each one of the students had a bachelor’s degree or higher. According to the study’s results, black college graduates […]

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It wasn’t too long ago that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was empowered by Congress to take on colleges and student loan servicers like veritable financial super heroes. And they’re not resting on their laurels – they’re rapidly evolving into the tough cops on the student loan block, most recently by filing a lawsuit […]

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One of the best ways to get out of student loan debt is by getting into one of a number of programs that will lessen or forgive your student loans in return for joining. Most of the best of these programs are government run and require a commitment to direct your newly acquired college skills […]

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We wrote earlier this week about President Obama’s budget proposals that will impact student loans. Chief among them is making all student loan forgiveness tax free and expanding PAYE to all borrowers. These are great proposals and would greatly help those struggling with student loans. But, excepting a few pieces of promising legislation by Elizabeth […]

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Senator Elizabeth Warren continues to advocate for those suffering under major student loan debt, most recently by helping launch a multi-year campaign called Higher Ed Not Debt. The movement is sponsored by a coalition of progressive groups including the AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, Jobs with Justice, Student Veterans of America and Young Invincibles, among […]

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We always recommend paying off your student loans as quickly as possible. Not only does this get you out from under the onus of educational debt sooner, but it can save you money and allow you to move on with your life and focus on your debt-free future. But a recent statement issued by the […]

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Most people that graduate college come out owing both student loan and credit card debts. Research published last year by Fidelity Investments – Cost-Conscious College Graduates Study – showed that the majority of grads (roughly 70%) end up with debt that exceeds $35,000, on average. Half of those surveyed were surprised by the extent of […]

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