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Student debt up 15 percent since 2007, Pew report finds

A recent report from the Pew Research Center shows a 15 percent increase in student debt since 2007, leaving one in five families in the U.S. with student debt. According to the report, 40 percent of households with members younger than 35 owe debt.

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Study shows US among most expensive countries for college

Students who gripe about rising tuition costs across the county may have a valid concern, according to findings from a study released this month.

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Column: College cost counts

In his speech last week at the Republican National Convention, the party’s nominee Mitt Romney offered nothing to college students reeling from the soaring cost of higher education.

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Not much time left to fill out FAFSA

Not much time left to fill out FAFSA

While President Obama calls for a freeze on the interest rates of student loans, the deadline to apply for those loans is coming up. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) grant and loan application is due June 30 for the school year 2011-2012.

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Editorial: Students can afford interest rate hike

Unfortunately, education is an interest group that, like every other interest group, protests wildly when its share of the public dole gets cut. Students are a part of that.

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Column: No quick fix for the student loan debt crisis

Experts link high education levels with better health, work productivity and economic growth, but what happens when tuition costs continually increase, employment opportunities fizzle and student debt hits $904 billion?

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Column: The reality of student debt

What’s not to love about graduation season? It is filled with senior send-offs, family get-togethers and free food.

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Editorial: Students get a raw deal with rising education costs, budget cuts

The recent unveiling of tuition increases paired with education budget cuts can be quite worrisome for students, and for young people looking to get the most out of college and plan for the future.

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The mechanics of student debt

The mechanics of student debt

With a 2011 budget of about $150 billion, the federal student aid program is complicated, to say the least. Different grants, different loans, different interest rates and different payment plans can make student debt a mental obstacle course.

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Column: The politics of student debt forgiveness

Last month, the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 (HR 4170) was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Hansen Clarke, a Democrat from Michigan. The discussion of student loan forgiveness has reached a point where politicians are finally taking notice. Though, in some conversations, it seems that many are confused about what exactly will be forgiven if HR 4170 passes.

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