There’s lots of press these days about how terrible doctors have it with their horrific six-figure student loan burdens. And they have a point: The median all-in cost to go to medical school, including books, shelter and the occasional meager meal (I know, right?!) is over $207,868 at public colleges and $278,455 at private schools. […]

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Almost all student loan legislation passes an uphill battle in Congress and very little gets passed. There were more than 80 pieces of legislation proposed last year that related to making student loans more affordable and only one passed – the Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 – that tied student loan interest rates to […]

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If you’re getting ready to walk the stage in your mortarboard and get that coveted and hard-earned sheepskin this month, congratulations. Whether it took you four years or a decade to get there, you’re graduating and that’s awesome. But if you borrowed to attend school, you’ve got some consequences to deal with – and soon. […]

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Student loans can be a headache no matter how much or little you owe, but the greater your debt, the more oppressive it can feel. If you’re struggling to make payments (or failing to make them), it can be downright depressing. But there are smarter ways to deal with your student loan debt – you […]

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With 10% of student loan borrowers defaulting in the first two years of repayment and rates rising to as high as 23%, it’s important that we address the burgeoning student loan crisis. A consortium of interested parties including Young Invincibles, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), New […]

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For those that are struggling with student loans, Pay As You Earn can be life-changing. Currently, this repayment plan is helping borrowers who started borrowing after October 2007 and were still borrowing as of October 2011. The plan doesn’t apply to a wide swath of borrowers and due to lack of awareness, many aren’t taking […]

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A new piece of legislation has been proffered that would be greatly beneficial to those with student loans, but thus far, it does not seem to be getting a lot of attention. If you have student loans, you should join us and raise your voice to promote HR 3892: Student Loan Borrower’s Bill of Rights […]

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With student loan balances averaging more than $29,000 for recent grads and unemployment and underemployment continuing to plague many, some find that their loan payments are unmanageable. The good news is that two newer repayment plan options – Income Based Repayment and Pay As You Earn – are making life oh-so-much better for cash-strapped borrowers.

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Colleges are getting aggressive over Perkins Loans – a type of federal student loan that is administered by the schools themselves. While Pell Grants and subsidized student loans go to those with financial need, Perkins Loans go to those with “exceptional” financial need – meaning they help fund the college education of the poorest students. […]

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