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Student Loan Cheat Sheet—New Program Starting Soon!

If you are burdened by student loans, help is on the way!  The U.S. Department of Education is revising the Pay as You Earn program (PAYE) to be REPAYE. (Clever, get it?).  This new program, based on the President’s executive order last year, is meant
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New College Grads, Hit a Home Run with These Money Tips

Congratulations!  You worked hard, studied hard, and came through in the clutch!  You aced those exams, and turned in all the papers!  Now, you are lining up that first job out of college! You are getting ready to really strike out on your own! But,
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Student Loan Interest Rates – a Ticking Time Bomb

On July 1st, subsidized student loan interest rates are set to double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. So far the House has passed a bill which would address the issue, and tie the rates to the Treasury’s borrowing rates. The Senate so far has
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Student Loans– A Looming Crisis

As the Presidential campaign hits the stretch run, both candidates are talking about their plans to help students and parents deal with the ever-increasing student loan problems. In August, the candidates expressed their opinions: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/22/mitt-romney-obama-student-loan-debt_n_1820062.html No matter who wins the election, student loan debt is
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Having Problems Paying Student Loans– You’re Not Alone!

The fourth article in a recent series in the New York Times about soaring college costs and the debt that students and their families are trying to cope with. Now, collection agencies are getting in on the act. There are some options available for students,
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