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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.

October 01, 2012

Students Struggle to Repay Loans

The default rate on college loans dropped slightly from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2009, data show.

September 27, 2012

19 Percent of Households Have Student-Loan Debt

Student-loan debt is expanding to more American households, according to a new analysis.

August 20, 2012

Middle Income Students Incur Highest Student-Loan Debt

A new paper, "Disparities in Debt: Parents' Socioeconomic Resources and Young Adult Student Loan Debt," reveals students from middle-class families going into great debt for college than their peers from low- or high-income families.

July 06, 2012

Students Celebrate Loan-Interest Win, But Brace for Other Changes

President is expected to permanently sign into law lower student loan interest rates, but borrowers eligibility is limited on other fronts.

June 29, 2012

President Obama Signs Measure to Freeze Student Loan Interest Rates

The bill will freeze interest rates at 3.4 percent, averting a scheduled increase on July 1 to 6.8 percent.

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