If you’re in medical school or a recent graduate, it’s likely that you’ve accumulated an intimidating pile of student loans to pay the high costs of your extensive education. For doctors that graduated in 2013, 86% came out of med school with student loans and the average debt load per student was $170,000. Close to […]

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With all the attention student loans are getting, many people assume that those not paying their loans maybe have degrees in fields that aren’t hiring or didn’t finish their degrees. And when you think about a segment of graduates that should have no problems paying off their educational debt, doctors would top the list. But […]

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The private student loan industry smells a lot like the subprime mortgage industry: Dead ends, runarounds and few live customer service representatives to speak with. The same tactics that mortgage borrowers have faced are now happening for student loan borrowers, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read more HERE

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Over the last few years, student loans have become an unavoidable topic of discussion–even for those who don’t have any to pay off themselves. Working out a better system for the financial aid system was one of the Obama administration’s biggest undertakings in its first term, and it’s easy to see why: Over half of […]

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A lot has been written about how student loan culture is affecting medical students. Cost of medical school tuition is so high that students are forced to take out incredibly large loans in order to complete their training. There are a couple of areas in particular where high tuition and the accompanying student loans are […]

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Many of us must remember sitting in class as third graders and being told we could grow up to become anything we wanted to be. It’s a nice idea, but there is pitfall after pitfall in our society to stop kids from following their dreams. More often than not, we need those dreams, not only […]

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