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Something Strange With Your Student Loans? Who Can You Call? The Department Of Education

 Thousands of federal student loan borrowers across the nation now have the opportunity to air their grievances and seek redress through the Department of Education’s recently released federal student aid complaint system. By opening up a new avenue of communication between the Department of ...

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Students Struggling With Debt Are Tasty Bait For Payday Lending Loan Sharks

Current and former students struggling to pay back the thousands they have in student debt present the perfect opportunity for predatory payday lenders to make a quick buck.

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The Gender Wage Gap Is Forcing Women To Bear The Brunt Of Student Loan Debt

Women are just as educated as men and just as indebted, but struggle to pay back that debt due to a systemic gender pay gap that puts them one step behind before they even begin their careers.

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Student Debt 101: You Asked, We Answered

Do you have federal student loans? Are you working on paying those student loans back? Does the process seem daunting and confusing? If you’re violently nodding your head yes right now, don’t worry. You’re not alone! Even though the process may seem confusing, it doesn’t have to be scary. ...

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Millennials Struck By A Home Affordability Crisis, Study Says

Many Millennials will need more than a decade before they can afford to place a 20 percent down payment on a starter home, despite nearly 80 percent aspiring to own their own house or apartment. Affordability proves to be the biggest obstacle, especially for young aspiring homeowners in expensive ...

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This Election, Millennial Women Aren’t Impressed

A new collaborative poll conducted by Refinery29 and ABC News reveals that Millennial women are widely uninspired by this election cycle's progress and candidates' lack of focus on issues that matter to young women. Despite making up a significant 13 percent of the electorate, Millennial women are ...

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MTV’s “The Challenge” vs. The White House’s Student Debt Challenge

MTV’s “The Challenge” is searing reality television at its finest. For those uninitiated, castoffs from other MTV shows like “Are You The One?” and “Real World” reunite in “The Challenge” for a competition-based show where contestants compete for a sum of money. Better yet, ...

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FACT SHEET: Income-Driven Repayment Plans

Find out if you qualify to ease the burden of student debt repayment through Income-Driven Repayment Plans.

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FLOWCHART: Income-Driven Repayment Plans

Use this chart to help decide which income-driven repayment plans you qualify for.

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Undocumented Students Ask Institutions For Equal Rights

April 7 is National Institutions Coming Out Day, a day dedicated for institutions, both public and private, to come out and start to provide financial aid for undocumented students across the country.

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Senator Warren Calls For Major Reform Of Navient, Other Student Loan Servicers

On the heels of Dr. John B. King, Jr.’s appointment as the United States Secretary of Education, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released a tall order to the Department of Education (DOE): When it comes to student loan servicing, students and their families need to come first.

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Economic Issues Millennials Should Care About This Election

What economic issues should Millennials prioritize this voting season? From the sweeping shock of inequality throughout our economic system as a whole, to threats to organized labor and workplace protections, to a living wage and affordable child care, there’s a wealth of economic concerns ...

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