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July 31, 2014

Families Paying More, Borrowing Less to Cover College Costs

A new Sallie Mae survey finds families are meeting college expenses with a combination of savings, grants, and scholarships, with less reliance on borrowing.

June 27, 2014

Forum Spotlights Efforts to Boost College Access for Young Black Men

A "breakfast club," a "posse" program, and a universal college savings account were among the programs highlighted this week at a Washington forum aimed at smoothing the way to college for young black men.

June 11, 2014

Obama Pursues Regulatory Change to Ease Student Loan Costs, as Senate Bill Fails

The Senate fails to advance a bill to lower interest rates on existing student loans, while President Obama moves to enact regulatory changes to lower payments for college borrowers.

April 11, 2014

Less Than 10 Percent of Americans' Savings Set Aside for College, Says Report

A new report from Sallie Mae finds total savings are up for families, but most is intended for retirement nest egg.

March 12, 2014

Net Price of College Rises More for Low-Income Than Wealthy Students

New analysis of federal net price data shows that colleges have recently raised the cost of attendance on average more for low-income than high-income students.

January 08, 2014

New Resources Available as Season for Seeking Financial Aid Kicks Off

In January, the new FAFSA form became available for incoming college students and experts suggest starting early for the best chance of getting financial aid.

December 04, 2013

Student Debt Levels Rise, Along with Concern Over Borrowing

Average debt among students who borrow to earn a bachelor's degree has climbed to $29,9000 with the class of 2014, a report from the Institute for College Access & Success shows.

October 25, 2013

Students Find Help Resolving Problems With Private Loans

The new federal agency that has positioned itself as a listening ear and champion for Americans wronged by the financial system is coming through for college students. A new report shows the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helped more than 330 people receive financial compensation after making ...

October 23, 2013

Price Increases at Public Universities Slow Down

Cost of tuition and fees for college students increases just 2.9 percent, still stagnating grant aid means the net price continues to increase at greater rates, according to new College Board findings.

October 01, 2013

Student Loan Default Rates Grow, Reaching 10 Percent in Latest Report

Default rates on student loans hit 10 percent, the highest in seven years, according to new figures from the U.S. Department of Education.

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