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  • 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
    A+ For Market-Based Student Loan Rates

    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
    The Young & the Jobless

    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
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    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.