Latest Posts in Student Debt

  • What’s up with Financial Aid for 2013?

    Numerous questions have arisen over the effectiveness of the current financial aid system. The goal of the system is to increase the number of students who can afford and attend college and complete with a manageable amount of debt. In a paper released January 7 by the Institute for Higher […]

  • Tips for Repaying Student Loans

    Whether a college student has plans to begin loan repayments fresh after graduation or six months after graduation, correct information and knowledge can help ease the process of beginning to pay down student debt. America Saves, an initiative encouraging people to save money, and Sallie Mae are doing their part […]

  • Student Borrowing Recently Slowed –

    The amount of aid a student receives directly affects the cost of his or her higher education and is especially important considering tuition costs are still on the rise, though not as much as in previous years. A recent report by the College Board titled Trends in Student Aid 2012 […]

  • Pay Gap Between Genders in Workforce –

    Women new to the workforce make only 82% of what their male counterparts do, just one year after graduating college, according to findings from a new report by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Graduating to a Pay Gap examines the pay discrepancy that exists between the genders, as […]

  • Website Gives Grads Loan Repayment Advice –

    Recent efforts have attempted to correct the lack of information surrounding student loans, and Simple Tuition, a website designed to help students and families compare college loan options, is trying to add to these efforts. The recently launched Private Loan Refinance Center is a new website component, which will help […]

  • Feedback Positive: Student Loan Counseling –

    Lawmakers, families, colleges and universities alike have been looking for ways to tackle student debt, which has been on the rise for several years now. Nonprofit USA Funds recently introduced a tool—Borrower Connect InTouch—as part of its efforts to address student loan debt by encouraging successful loan repayment. The program […]

  • Tuition Not The Only Factor In Student Debt –

    The cost of a college education has been a cause for concern among students and their families nationwide, and with student debt continuing to increase, many are identifying factors other than tuition for the cause of increases. In a recent paper released by Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, author James […]

  • Student Loan Debt for 2011 Increases 5%

    The average student loan debt for Class of 2011 college graduates increased 5%, according to a report released by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), an independent, nonprofit organization that works to make college education more affordable for people of all backgrounds. Student Debt and the Class of […]

  • Impact of Income-Based Repayment Changes –

    A report recently released by the New America Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute, examined how changes to Income-Based Repayment (IBR) would potentially affect borrowers of different types by using calculations for several different scenarios. Created by lawmakers in 2007, IBR refers to a program that limits students’ loan […]

  • USA Funds Offers Student Loan Counseling –

    With the student loan default rate on the rise for several higher education institutions, USA Funds, a nonprofit organization established to help families finance rising college costs, has developed a tool to promote successful repayment of loans by graduates. USA Funds Borrower Connect InTouch aims to prevent student loan default […]