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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 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.

August 16, 2013

Parent Eligibility for College PLUS Loans Reviewed

U.S. Department of Education to change PLUS loan program to help more families qualify for college financial aid.

August 13, 2013

New Interest Rates Set on Student Loans With Enactment of Law

Implementation of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act begins, as groups look forward to next steps on the college-affordability agenda.

July 31, 2013

Changes Likely Coming to Student-Loan Interest Rates

The U.S. House is expected to vote today on a bill that would initially lower interest rates on student loans and tie future rates to the market.

July 18, 2013

Senators Introduce Bill Addressing Student-Loan Interest Rates

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today to set student-loan interest rates on federal loans, linking rates to the market and setting caps.

July 02, 2013

Lobbying Efforts Continue as Student Loan Interest Rates Double

With no congressional intervention, rates on federally subsidized student loans increased on July 1, but student groups continue to lobby for action.

June 03, 2013

Rally Planned to Fight Higher Interest Rates on College Loans

Advocacy groups plan to rally on June 5 to keep student-loan interest rates from doubling on July 1.

May 23, 2013

College Completion Linked to Job Success and Increasing Debt

Young adults with increasingly higher levels of education are faring better in the job market, but are racking up more debt, according to a new federal report.

May 21, 2013

Grads Wish They Were More Savvy About College Debt, Survey Shows

Nearly half of recent college graduates were surprised by the amount of debt they accrued, a survey shows.

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