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Obama speaks on tuition

In his fourth State of the Union address Wednesday night, President Barack Obama emphasized his top priority remains on improving the middle class.

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Pell Grants safe until 2015, report suggests

While government agencies tighten their budgets as the U.S. economy recovers from recession, the Federal Pell Grant’s foreseen shortfall in 2014 is now unlikely, and students will still receive government-subsidized financial aid, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office Wednesday.

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Student loan defaults increasing, study suggests

In light of a new study finding college students more likely than ever to default on their student loans, students must be aware of various repayment options and strategies to avoid default, Boston U. officials said.

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Editorial: Make college more affordable through changes in paperwork

Out of all the complicated forms a student can expect to fill out, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, surely ranks among the most arduous of paper journeys upon which a student will have to embark.

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Student loans surpass credit card debt

Student loans surpass credit card debt

Florida State U. graduate student Ryan Bennett will have $20,000 in student loan debt. Senior Torie Nugent will accumulate $24,000. Junior Melia Orrell will surpass $70,000.

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Column: Higher-education bubble is preventable

As our economy recovers from the bursting of the housing bubble, some warn another is looming on the horizon.

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Column: Student loans — avoid making them your financial crisis

Student loans are near and dear to all our hearts. You like them a lot more than I do at this point, I promise. Making payments is not nearly as fun as receiving refunds. Refunds end up as new laptops or tablets, nights out with friends, and a spring break trip we never forget. Repayment means box wine at home instead of bar tabs, Netflix instead of cable, and stay-cation instead of vacation.

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Federal loan payments capped for graduates

Facing economic uncertainty and the increasing costs of higher education, recent college graduates are getting some relief from the federal government.

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Editorial: Protect Pell

On Monday, The New York Times reported that many elite colleges and universities around the country are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain their commitments to generous financial aid packages.

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College loan debt reaches record high for Americans

Student loan debt now affects nearly 1 in 5 households across the country — an increase from 15 percent in 2007 to 19 percent in 2010, according to a Pew Research Center report.

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