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  • Boehner to Obama: Press Dems on Student Loan Rates Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 3:03 PM ET

    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.

  • Report: Student Loan 'Debt Relief' Firms Mislead Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 6:49 PM ET

    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.

  • A+ for Market-Based Student Loan Rates  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    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.

  • A College Saving Plan Still Eludes Many Americans Monday, 27 May 2013 | 8:10 AM ET

    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.

  • The Young & the Jobless  Friday, 24 May 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett has a new book, "Is College Worth It?" Bennett discusses what's discouraging students, including prohibitively high tuition.

  • House Votes to Tie Student Loan Rates to Market Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:27 PM ET

    The Republican-dominated House of Representatives on Thursday voted to switch federal student loan interest rates to a market-based system.

  • Delayed Dreams: Class of 2013's Returning Students Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Class of 2013 Comes of Age in Weak Economy Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:52 AM ET
    Steve Heiss stands with fellow graduates before participating in commencement ceremonies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 11, 2013.

    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.

  • Student Debt a 'Roadblock' for Wider Economy: Report Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Unmanageable student loan debt, the consumer watchdog unit say, may be harmful to recovering markets and may be dragging down borrowers' lives.

  • Slower Consumer Credit as People Use Plastic Less Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 3:03 PM ET

    Consumer credit recorded its smallest increase in eight months as people reduced their credit cards use, according to Fed data.

  • Financial Aid? College Students Need Financial Ed Saturday, 4 May 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    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.

  • Is Private School Worth the Price of Admission? Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 3:43 AM ET

    In a struggling U.S. economy, parents are increasingly questioning each and every purchasing decision, including to which schools they should send their children.

  • Job Picture Looks Bleak for 2013 College Grads Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Even as new numbers show the overall employment picture improving, new college graduates may not be so lucky when it comes to finding work.

  • Why CEOs Like Liberal Arts Students Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    What do American businesses want from their college hires? Creative thinkers and better communicators, according to a survey.

  • Struggling With Student Loans? Here's a Secret Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    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.

  • Power Rundown: Student Loan Alert  Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 1:49 PM ET

    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.

  • Could 'This' Kill the Housing Recovery?  Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    Ballooning student loan debt is keeping money out of housing, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Student Loan Debt Hurts Housing  Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Is College Worth The Cost?  Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Surging Student-Loan Debt Is Crushing the System Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    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.