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  • Refinance your student loans? Senate GOP says no Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates.

  • Student loan problem an easy fix: Sen. Warren Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:21 PM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    Congress needs to lower interest rates and colleges should be held accountable, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said.

  • Sen. Warren: I am not running for president  Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:32 PM ET

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), says she is "not running for president," but urgently working to pass a student loan bill.

  • 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.

  • Pres. Obama to expand loan repayment: Harwood  Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Why the housing recovery has stalled: Ex-FHA head  Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    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.