U.S. Senate leaders have announced agreement on a plan to keep subsidized Stafford loan rates at 3.4 percent.
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June 27, 2012
May 25, 2012
U.S. Senate fails to pass proposals from Republicans and Democrats for keeping Stafford student loan rates low.
May 23, 2012
A professional group of student financial aid administrators released report with recommendations to improve award letters to students.
April 23, 2012
The cry to keep federal student-loan interest rates from doubling in July is getting louder. On Saturday, President Obama dedicated his weekly radio address to the call to stop federally subsidized Stafford loans from rising from the current 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. He is taking his message on t...
April 02, 2012
New figures from the Federal Reserve show senior citizens owe substantial student loan debt.
March 14, 2012
Students lobby to stop student loan interest rate increase, while Michigan Congressman introduces bill to forgive student debt after 10 years.
February 22, 2012
New paper from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity offers updated view of William Bennett's hypothesis about the link between increased financial aid and rising tuition costs.
January 27, 2012
The president is pushing a series of initiatives aimed at pressuring colleges to keep tuition down and making it easier for families to compare financial aid packages.
January 25, 2012
President Obama's focus on college access and affordability in last night's State of the Union Address was welcomed in the higher education community. But his strong language of putting colleges "on notice" to rein in tuition costs left some wondering how that could be achieved in the current econom...
January 03, 2012
Despite a new federal requirement that colleges have a "net price calculator" on their websites, 272 institutions have yet to comply, and some calculators are hard to find. The assessment is provided by NetPriceCalculator.info, a new McLean, Va.-based company that tracks compliance with the manda...