Student Loans


  • 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
    Power Rundown: Student Loan Alert

    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
    Housing's Big Challenge: Student Loan Debt

    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 Loan Debt Hurts Housing

    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
    Is College Worth The Cost?

    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.

  • Tuition Relief In Sight?   Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:43 PM ET
    Tuition Relief In Sight?

    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.

  • Student Loans: The New Subprime?   Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
    Student Loans: The New Subprime?

    Are student loans the new subprime? There's about $1 trillion worth outstanding, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Paid to Party?   Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:55 PM ET
    Paid to Party?

    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.

  • Power Rundown: Does Your Credit Score Matter?   Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 1:51 PM ET
    Power Rundown: Does Your Credit Score Matter?

    Discussing whether your credit score matters, and if parents should co-sign on student loans, with Suze Orman, The Suze Orman Show

  • Suze on Paying for College: Don't Do This!   Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 1:51 PM ET
    Suze on Paying for College: Don't Do This!

    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)

  • How Are You Playing Bonds? Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

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  • Average Student Loan Balance Jumps 30%   Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:23 PM ET
    Average Student Loan Balance Jumps 30%

    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.

  • Student Loan Debt Surpassed $1 Trillion   Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Student Loan Debt Surpassed $1 Trillion

    Lindsay asks if going back to school for better opportunities is worth accruing student loan debt.

  • Student Loan Delinquencies   Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 7:45 PM ET
    Student Loan Delinquencies

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow reports BP is temporarily suspended from new U.S. contracts; and Ron Meyer, American Majority Action discusses whether the student loan bubble is about to pop.

  • Is College Worth It?   Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Is College Worth It?

    Amid rising student debt, Neal McCluskey, Cato Institute, and CNBC's Scott Cohn, discuss whether there's an over-emphasis on college in this country.