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  • 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.’

  • Shadow Banking: Peer-to-peer lending increasing  Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.