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  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The best problem-solvers in the world are… Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Students from Singapore and Korea are the best in the world at problem solving, according to new research published by the OECD.

  • $1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Nida Degesys, National President of the American Medical Student Association, poses for photos in her office in Sterling, Va.

    Americans saddled with student debt may never catch up with wealthy peers who began life after college free from the burden.

  • Should student athletes be paid?  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    They are not unionized employees of the university, says Mark Emmert, NCAA president, explaining why he thinks college athletes should not be paid but rather it allows the players to obtain an education that will help them throughout their lives. Also a look at where all the NCAA money goes.

  • Sallie Mae CEO Jack Remondi discusses its company split into two publicly traded companies.

  • Sallie Mae CEO Jack Remondi discusses mounting student debt. "Students need to graduate, and keep their debt balanced in relation to their starting income," he says.

  • Drowning in student debt? Maybe you can refinance Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Student loan debt can be debilitating for many college graduates. But some financial institutions are providing relief with refinancing options.

  • Can't pay it back? Doesn't matter for this loan Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    As student loan debt continues to rise, the loans’ underwriting standards remain almost nonexistent, and the economy may pay the price. The NYT reports.

  • The high cost of 'not' going to college  Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The cost of going to college may never have seemed more daunting - but the payout may never have been more rewarding according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. But as CNBC's Allison Linn reports, if you're thinking about taking out a student loan to pay for college, you better plan well.