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Tempura/Getty Images Graduate school: It’s one of the biggest investments of your life. Not only does it extend your academic career, but it has the ability to make your student loan debt burden skyrocket. If you go to graduate school, chances are you’re going to need help...
David Shopper/Getty Images In recent years, the issue of student loan debt has grown in scope from obscure to national. Student loan forgiveness and consolidation have likewise taken on a larger profile, particularly consolidation. Student loan consolidation is the process of taking multiple outstanding loans and reorganizing...
EQRoy/Shutterstock Trend sees some colleges replace student loans with more robust scholarship and grant funding The Ivy League’s Dartmouth College plans to join the list of schools that have eliminated federal student loans and replaced them with more funding for scholarships and grants. The school’s loan-free initiative...
The Washington Post/Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of students who attended now defunct for-profit school ITT Technical Institute, also known as ITT Tech, might finally have some of their student debt erased. On Wednesday, a federal bankruptcy court judge gave final approval of a $600 million settlement...
SAUL LOEB / Getty Images The Department of Education (DOE), complying with a federal judge’s ruling, announced a massive victory for students victimized by now-closed for-profit colleges: their loans will be canceled. Around 15,000 students will have an estimated $150 million in debt erased. The students granted forgiveness...
Aaron P. Bernstein / Stringer / Getty Images The futures of those saddled with student debt might soon become a little bit brighter. The Senate on Tuesday introduced legislation to allow employees to make contributions to their student loans while still contributing to their retirement accounts. The proposed...
Cultura RM Exclusive/Stefano Gilera/Getty Images There is an estimated $1.5 trillion of outstanding student loan debt. The burden is taking a toll on Americans, from preventing homeownership to delaying other major life milestones, like marriage. Still, it’s easy for Americans to want to eliminate that debt as...
JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images An estimated 40 million Americans have student loan debt. While many are seeking to pay off their loan burdens as soon as possible, interest continues to accrue. The good news is the government wants to help manage those interest payments. Come tax season, there are a...
Thomas Barwick/Getty Images In August 2018, Andrew Fanno, a 28-year-old lawyer in Boston, refinanced his $200,000-plus student loan balance into Earnest, a popular fintech refinancing company. Fanno was lured by the ability to make biweekly payments through the service and the user-friendly interface. Two months later, though,...
Caiaimage/Chris Ryan/Getty Images Legislative efforts to ease the burden of $1.5 trillion in student loans took a tentative step forward on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, 101 members of Congress reintroduced the Employer Participation in Repayment Act. The bill seeks to take some of the burden off employees...