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Enjoy the journey: College loan costs make road to middle class bumpy

Making good choices, innovation and the middle class were in my thoughts when I read about the government's debate on student loan interest rates.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
450,000 in Arizona await US action on student loans

450,000 in Arizona await US action on student loans

Arizona State University students Katherine Richard and Anisha Hindocha pushed for action in Washington, D.C.

June 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
450,000 in Arizona await US action on student loans

450,000 in Arizona await US action on student loans

WASHINGTON - Anisha Hindocha works hard to put herself through college without having to take out loans - so hard that it's started to affect her health.

June 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

On the Money: Look at options to repay student loans

If you have just finished college and have a job - congratulations. Still, even with a job, many new graduates are shocked when they find out how difficult it is to cover student loans and other expenses.

May 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Student loan plan approved by House despite veto threat

WASHINGTON - Dismissing a veto threat from President Obama, lawmakers in the House passed legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets in a vote largely along party lines.

May 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

US House backs variable-rate student loans

WASHINGTON — Dismissing a veto threat from President Obama, lawmakers in the House passed legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets in a vote largely along party lines.

May 23, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

What you need to know in repaying student loans

Finding a job in a slow-growing economy is daunting enough without new financial obligations.

May 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

College is a bad financial bet for some, study says

College can be a bad financial investment, and a fair number of people actually should not go to college, according to a new study.

May 08, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Budget cuts nix $90M in federal college aid

WASHINGTON — Schools near military bases and tribal lands will face a $60 million shortfall between now and September and aid to college students will be cut by almost $90 million, according to the Education Department’s plan to carry out the automatic spending cuts mandated by Congress.

April 29, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Congress should extend low rate for student loans

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Seattle Times:

April 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

On the Money: Student loans require a lot of research

Gulp. The bills parents are receiving now for this fall's college costs are among the most horrifying most people will receive in a lifetime, perhaps $15,000 or more.

July 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Report rips private student loans

WASHINGTON - Risky lending caused private student loan debt to balloon in the past decade, leaving many Americans struggling to pay off loans that they can't afford, a government study says.

July 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Political battle over student loans heating up

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that President Barack Obama was acting “beneath the dignity of the White House” when he traveled around the country this week to pressure Republicans to help keep federal student loan costs from ballooning. Boehner said Obama should reimb…

April 26, 2012 1:49 pmLoading…

Ariz. is worst for student loan defaults

At 10.9 percent, Arizona has a higher rate of federal-student-loan defaults than any other state in the nation, the government said Monday.

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