Student loans

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Hayward Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Student Loan Fraud Scheme

A federal judge in Oakland sentenced a man to 37 months in prison Friday for defrauding the government out of more than $500,000 in student loans.

10/12/2014

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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.

09/29/2014

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. (Torlakson Campaign)

Campaign To Reduce Student Loan Debt Kicks Off In Oakland

The “Degrees Not Debt” campaign kicked-off this week at Oakland’s La Escuelita Elementary School. The national campaign by the National Education Association seeks to reduce student loan debt.

08/22/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Program Helps Public Servants Forgive Student Loans

College debt means dreams delayed for many graduates. A little-known program could help many former students get off the hook for their debts.

09/16/2013

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Report Finds College Still A Good Investment For Californians

Despite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.

06/04/2013

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No Tuition Hike For UC Students

The president of the University of California will not request a hike in tuition.

06/28/2012

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Market Rates For The Middle Class

With a couple of simple fixes from Congress, billions of dollars could be put into the economy by allowing middle class families to refinance their mortgages and by keeping student loans at market rates. Maybe […]

06/08/2012

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California Lacks Plan To Pay For Middle Class Scholarship Act

The California Assembly has approved a bill to cut the cost of attending a California public university for middle class students who make too much money to qualify for financial aid, but no vote has been scheduled on the complicated tax code maneuver needed to pay for the plan.

05/31/2012

San Francisco State University (SFSU)

KCBS Cover Story: Interest Rate Hike Imminent On Thousands Of Student Loans

The clock is ticking for students who have taken out subsidized federal loans for college as an interest rate reduction is set to expire.

04/24/2012

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ConsumerWatch: More College Grads Struggling To Pay Student Loans

A growing number of college graduates are having trouble paying their student loans. Defaults are up dramatically, and some experts think it’s going to get worse as the economy continues to struggle.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/29/2011

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