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  • How about a two-year law school?     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    The president is in favor of reducing law school from three years to cut student debt. David Lat and Elie Mystal from Above the Law and Dan Rodriguez, dean of the Northwestern School of Law, join to discuss this controversial topic.

  • Generations of student loan debt     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports student loan debt is building, becoming a lifetime and in some cases a generational burden.

  • Power Rundown: Surge in part-timers     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 1:47 PM ET

    President Obama is planning to tame rising college costs; and it's not so difficult to find a job if you're looking for part-time work. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Simon Hobbs, discuss.

  • Student loans killing startups?     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Is student loan debt killing the entrepreneurial spirit? Carol Roth, author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," and Andrew Busch, The Busch Update, discuss.

  • Thinking of co-signing a college loan? Think again Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:02 PM ET

    Student loan debt continues to rise and parents continue to contemplate whether they should add their name to the bill. Suze Orman says emphatically ‘I don’t think so.’

  • Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, discusses the growing trend among some consumers to bypass banks and borrow money directly from individuals.

  • Gauging consumer confidence and credit     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    Ezra Becker, TransUnion, provides an overview of the U. S. consumer credit landscape, including a look at credit card use, mortgage lending, student loan volumes and auto lending.

  • Senate passes bill on student-loan rates Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 7:06 PM ET

    Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.

  • Parents pay smaller portion of college costs     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    A new study by Sallie Mae digs into just where the funding for college is coming from. CNBC's Hampton Pearson offers insight.

  • How to earn a degree without breaking the bank Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills.

  • Deal reached to lower student loan rates: Report Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:31 PM ET

    A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal that would offer students better rates this fall but perhaps assign higher rates in coming years.

  • Senate reaches student loan deal: AP     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    The Associated Press is reporting that the Senate has reached a deal on lower interest rates on student loans, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • OSU CIO on university investing     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    Jonathan Hook, Ohio State University, has the impact of rising rates on student loans, and how to monitor the markets.

  • Student loans in limbo     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:39 PM ET

    Student loan debt has officially topped $1 trillion. CNBC's John Harwood has the progress report.

  • In Congress All Politics Getting Personal     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    A flurry of activity in Washington this week has sparked trash talk among members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Immigration Reform a 'Question of the Politics'     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    "We could in the House pass the bipartisan plan that came out of the Senate today if the Speaker were willing to put it up for a vote," remarked Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD), discussing a bipartisan effort to pass immigration legislation in Congress.

  • Smithfield CEO on the Hot Seat     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:47 PM ET

    Smithfield Foods CEO Larry Pope is testifying before the Senate Agriculture Committee today over concerns about its sale to a Chinese meat producer. Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley (R), offers insight.

  • Higher student loan rate may still be best option Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Students scrambling to find an alternative to the student loans that recently got a lot pricier may want to save their energy. Even at the higher rate, a Stafford loan is still a good deal.

  • Congress Is Back, With a Full Bickering Agenda Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.

  • What Doubling of Student Loan Rates Means For You Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 4:59 PM ET
    Interns from around the city protest near the Senate steps to urge the Senate to act on a House passed bill, Smarter Solutions for Students Act, which would prevent student loan interest rates from doubling.

    Congress failed to reach a deal on student loans. Some federal student loans doubled to nearly 7 percent. Here are some points to consider about the student loan rate increase.