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The House speaker urged the president to push Democrats to back a move to switch student loan interest rates to a market-based system before they double.
Many student loan debtors are tricked into paying up to $1,600 in fees to firms offering "debt relief" services that they could get for free, according to a report.
Discussing market-based student loan rates with Doug Holtz-Eakin of American Action Forum, Democratic strategist Jimmy Williams and Kellyanne Conway of The Polling Co.
While American families search for ways to make their college dollars go further, a new study finds that a majority of Americans still don't know what a 529 college savings plan is.
Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett has a new book, "Is College Worth It?" Bennett discusses what's discouraging students, including prohibitively high tuition.
The Republican-dominated House of Representatives on Thursday voted to switch federal student loan interest rates to a market-based system.
Older Americans make up a significant chunk of college students in recent years and are now heading out into the job market in an improving economy.
The members of the class of 2013 are apprehensive and left to reroute their future due to their exposure to economic uncertainty and high unemployment.
Unmanageable student loan debt, the consumer watchdog unit say, may be harmful to recovering markets and may be dragging down borrowers' lives.
Consumer credit recorded its smallest increase in eight months as people reduced their credit cards use, according to Fed data.
A new survey suggests the root of many college students' financial struggles actually begin long before they ever set foot on campus, with a lack of financial literacy skills.
In a struggling U.S. economy, parents are increasingly questioning each and every purchasing decision, including to which schools they should send their children.
Even as new numbers show the overall employment picture improving, new college graduates may not be so lucky when it comes to finding work.
What do American businesses want from their college hires? Creative thinkers and better communicators, according to a survey.
Many people with student loans are struggling but here's what they don't realize: They may be leaving a lot of money on the table by not taking advantage of repayment options.
The interest rate on many student loans will double on July 1 to 6.8 percent from 3.4 percent. CNBC's Cindy Perman and Simon Hobbs discuss.
Ballooning student loan debt is keeping money out of housing, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Student debt in the U.S. is now second to mortgage debt. CNBC's Diana Olick reports Americans are finding it harder to afford a mortgage because they're weighed down with student loans.
Today, the average American private college costs about $30,000 per year. Richard Vedder, Center for College Affordability & Productivity; Stephen Rose, Georgetown University; and Scott Gamm, NYU Stern student, share their opinions.
Student-loan defaults surged in the first three months of 2013 and efforts to collect are faltering as the system buckles under the massive load of debt.