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  • 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.

  • Student Loan Rates Double     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports that interest rates on new subsidized Stafford loans are doubling to 6.8 percent after a bipartisan Senate group failed to agree on a plan.

  • Senator Gives an 'F' to Student Loan Rate Jump Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., called a student loan rate increase "absurd" and proposed a rate freeze.

  • Student Loan Rates Double Today     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) discusses a bill he co-sponsored that would restore the student loan rate to 3.4% and explains why it should be the first order of business after the Senate's recess.

  • No Deal Yet on Student Loan Rates     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    The Senate passed the immigration bill, and it is on its way to the House; and a deadline is fast approaching for a deal that would keep student loan rates steady, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Student Loan Rate Hike Looming     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Radford University misspelled "Virginia" on its 2013 diplomas, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan; and Sharon Epperson reports interest rates on federal student loans will jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent if Congress does not act.

  • Congress Likely to Miss Student Loan Deadline Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:02 PM ET

    Two groups of senators planned to release proposals to prevent student loan rates from doubling but it is unlikely that either will strike a deal to prevent the increase on July 1.

  • Student Loan Crisis     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Student loan rates are set to double if Congress doesn't act by July 1st, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.