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The Department of Education last year paid $1.4 billion to collection agencies to hunt down defaulters, a group that includes nearly one in six borrowers with a loan balance. The NYT reports.
Paying back the minimum means it can take years to make a significant dent. But is it smart to pay off student loans as aggressively as one Harvard MBA did?
Investing in housing for your college student may reduce his or her room-and-board bill, provide a revenue source, and in some cases a tax deduction.
The magnitude of the debt that is frightening. In many cases, their middle class parents are broke and now they are starting their careers broke as well. By some measures, the total student debt outstanding is over $1 trillion.
Shares of Corinthian Colleges are lower after the company misses Q4 estimates, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
As student debt explodes, private lenders, credit rating agencies, and nonprofits have begun offering consumer-friendly programs to take the financial anxiety out of college loans.
CNBC's John Carney and Jane Wells chat about everything from college and expenses to whether cities are financially safe.
Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington, offers insight on the "buy now, pay later" society.
Is debt generational theft? CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on the impact huge debt will have on future generations, with Charles Kirk, Turning Point USA founder.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg assesses whether for-profit education stocks are really "value traps." CNBC's Jim Cramer, weighs in.
Securitization of student loans led to more aggressive underwriting for borrowers who could not possibly afford the debt they took on.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Daphne Koller, Coursera co-founder/co-CEO, about her company's business model, and why its grabbing the attention of students around the world.
As the cost of college continues to rise, many students are finding even the Bank of Mom & Dad has tightened its lending practices.
Barclays warns student loan defaults are underestimated by at least $225 billion. Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital, and Diana Carew, Progressive Policy Institute, debate whether the government should have gotten involved in the first place.
Healthcare. Pension obligations. Student loans? A new report from Barclays helps illuminate the degree to which student-loan debt is becoming one of America’s structural challenges.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the Senate has passed bipartisan legislation on transportation and student loans.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has a story that might just make your blood boil: a major bank admitting it tried to manipulate interest rates at the height of the financial crisis. Bart Chilton, CFTC Commissioner and Ross Intelisano, Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP, weigh in.
With student loan levels rising over $1 trillion, grads need more than the perfect resume to get started. Credit ratings matter, too. Here are 8 tips on managing loans and FICO scores.
The Education Department released so-called "gainful" employment data today, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
The beaten-down "for-profit" school stocks have been at the center of a different kind of storm, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.