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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.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports college tuition is still rising about twice the rate of inflation according to the latest Consumer Price Index. Financial economist Lindsay Piegza, explains her plans for financial reform in regards to education.
Are student loans the new subprime? There's about $1 trillion worth outstanding, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
The Wall Street Journal dug through government data to find there are many schools where the student loan default rate is higher than the student graduation rate. Mark Kantrowitz, FinAid.org president, offers insight.
Discussing whether your credit score matters, and if parents should co-sign on student loans, with Suze Orman, The Suze Orman Show
Suze Orman has a warning for parents of college students on what they absolutely shouldn't do to help pay the tuition bill. (1:19)
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Credit rating company Trans Union released a 5-year study that says the average student loan balance has jumped 30 percent. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports details of the study.