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  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), provides insight on where tuition is rising fastest, and shares her story of graduating from a commuter college that cost $50 per semester.

  • Student loan debt now totals more than $1.2 trillion. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), discusses the student loan crisis as she prepares an upcoming bill proposal which would refinance current loans and bring down monthly payments. "Student loan debt is crushing individuals, and a drag on the economy," she says.

  • Target soaring college costs, not loans: Think tank Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 3:56 PM ET
    President Barack Obama applauds a speaker after his introduction before signing a memorandum on reducing the burden of student loans on June 9, 2014 in the East Room of the White House.

    President Obama's expansion of the student loan program doesn't target the root cause of the problem, AEI's Andrew Kelly told CNBC.

  • Financial picture for millennials     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    A new report shows millennial men are putting more money away than women the same age. Karen Wimbish, Wells Fargo Retail retirement director, and Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding, discusses how the recession has impacted millennial and their money.

  • President Obama is expected to change the rules as it applies to student loans and debt. CNBC's John Harwood reports the president will use his executive authority to expand eligibility.

  • Relief coming for grads struggling to pay debt? Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 6:58 AM ET

    President Barack Obama will issue an executive action aimed at making it easier for young people to avoid trouble repaying student loans.

  • Former Federal Housing Administration head David Stevens tells CNBC that student loan debt and the jobs outlook are holding back housing.

  • Chilean artist steals $500M in student debt papers Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:28 AM ET
    Person identified as Francisco Tapia on YouTube

    A Chilean artist and activist was done waiting for education reform. What he did next was inventive, courageous, and illegal, reports the Global Post.

  • 'Best way' to create systemic poverty     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Jeff Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners, says the growth in auto and student loan debt are the best ways to create systemic poverty in the U.S.

  • The pain and big payoff of student loan debt     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    A record high number of American households have student loan debt and those households have far more debt overall than college grads without student loan debt. But as CNBC's Allison Linn reports, it still pays to go college.

  • High debt & no work     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    The average student loan debt for the class of 2012 is $29,400. Discussing what role the Fed could play in the student debt burden, with Derek Thompson, The Atlantic senior editor.

  • College gets more expensive     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Federal student loans, which are tied to the rise in the 10-Year Note, are going up.

  • Can't pay your tuition? Blame Uncle Sam Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    People walk on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013 in New York City.

    You can thank the US government for outrageous college tuition costs, says Jake Novak.

  • Warren: Tax wealthy to help refinance student loans Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants the next debate in Congress on student loans to focus on refinancing-and she wants the wealthy to pay for it.

  • Treasury sounds alarm over student loans     Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    The government is taking a close look at the student loan situation and how it relates to the cost of college, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Tuition overload takes its toll     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, shares his thoughts on whether the government is making the student loan crisis worse.

  • Our plan for student-loan reform: Rubio and Petri Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    From left: Marco Rubio and Tom Petri

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Tom Petri outline their plan for student-debt reform.

  • For Rubio, student loan bill is personal Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Senator Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio, who still owed $100,000 in student loans when he was sworn into office, plans a bill to help others deal with the issue.

  • Sen. Rubio targets student loan debt     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), discusses the bill introduced to help reduce student loan debt. Rubio says his bill creates an alternative to the current student loan system which he believes is unsustainable.

  • Why college financial aid is so confusing     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Spring is the season for college acceptances, and with them, financial aid awards. The numbers and forms can be confusing. CNBC's Kelley Holland has some advice on how to compare them.