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.
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.
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.
College debt means dreams delayed for many graduates. A little-known program could help many former students get off the hook for their debts.
Despite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.
The president of the University of California will not request a hike in tuition.
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 […]
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.
The clock is ticking for students who have taken out subsidized federal loans for college as an interest rate reduction is set to expire.
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.