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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.
A new study by Sallie Mae digs into just where the funding for college is coming from. CNBC's Hampton Pearson offers insight.
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.
A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal that would offer students better rates this fall but perhaps assign higher rates in coming years.
The Associated Press is reporting that the Senate has reached a deal on lower interest rates on student loans, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
Jonathan Hook, Ohio State University, has the impact of rising rates on student loans, and how to monitor the markets.
Student loan debt has officially topped $1 trillion. CNBC's John Harwood has the progress report.
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.
"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 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.
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.
Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.
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.
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.
Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., called a student loan rate increase "absurd" and proposed a rate freeze.
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.
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.
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.
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 rates are set to double if Congress doesn't act by July 1st, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.