The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shuts down two student loan debt relief service companies for allegedly exploiting student borrowers.
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December 12, 2014
November 13, 2014
Two new College Board reports find that four-year public colleges increased tuition by 1 percent after inflation, and that annual borrowing for higher education is down 8 percent.
September 19, 2014
Free financial aid information arranged by grade level is available online to help students connect with resources to pay for college.
July 31, 2014
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
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
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
A new report from Sallie Mae finds total savings are up for families, but most is intended for retirement nest egg.
March 12, 2014
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
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
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.