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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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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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REPAYE: How One Little-Known Program Could Stop Thousands From Defaulting On Student Loans

On October 27th, 2015, the Department of Education issued the Revised Pay As You Earn Plan, or REPAYE for short, to further help those affected by extraneous student loans.

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Students Applying For Federal Loan Forgiveness Say Their College Defrauded Them

Students across the nation have filed for debt forgiveness with the U.S. Department of Education, arguing that their colleges defrauded them.

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Activist Groups Bring People Together To Discuss The Nation’s Debt

From March 7 to March 9 activists from across the country came together to discuss an issue weighing down an entire generation: debt.

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Trump University Trumps All Other For-Profit Colleges

Trump. A name? Yes. A Businessman? Sure. A university? Not exactly. Started in 2005 by Donald Trump, Trump University was supposed to be an opportunity for students to be mentored by real-estate experts handpicked by Trump, learn Trump’s real estate strategies, and perhaps even experience a guest ...

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As American For-Profit College Bubble Bursts, Industry Moves Overseas

For-profit institutions have seen decreasing profits, bankruptcy, and negative public opinion. Reports and indictments by the federal government has shed light on for profit college’s deceptive and aggressive advertising practices.

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California DREAM Loan Program Opens To Undocumented Students

Starting earlier this year, over three thousand undocumented students will now be able to access the California DREAM Loan program, a five million dollar financial aid initiative funded by the University of California and the entire state.

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