Student Loans


  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

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

    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)

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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Santelli's 'Extra Credit' Project  Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 11:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli explains how student loans are now at a delinquency rate greater than any other group of loans.

  • Political Gulf Deepens Between Old, Young Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    Younger Americans' political views are more in line with the Democratic Party on key issues, according to a new research, widening further from their older counterparts.

  • Child’s Education, but Parents’ Crushing Loans Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    Millions of parents who have taken out loans to pay for their children’s college education have since fallen on tough times because of the recession, health problems and job loss.

  • Obama-Romney: Where They Stand on Education Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    So what will President Obama and Mitt Romney say they'll do about education if they're in the White House in the next four years? Take a look at their positions.

  • Critics say President Obama’s policies on expanding aid to college students are too costly, often assist the wrong people and could have the paradoxical effect of driving up tuition prices.

  • Students Face Their Own Debt Bubble  Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    America's student loan debt has hit a new record. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the real cost of college and provides a look at some of the ugly numbers.

  • Student Loan Debt Hits Another New Record: Study Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 12:13 AM ET

    The average college student who graduated in 2011 had $26,600 in student loans, according to a new report, which estimates two-thirds of last year’s college graduates had student loan debt.

  • Bankers Growing More Worried About Student Loans Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:25 PM ET
    College student piggy bank

    A new quarterly survey of U.S. banks’ risk managers finds that more than six in 10 expect student loan debt delinquencies to increase in the next six months. Only about 13 percent expect delinquencies to decrease.

  • College Costs the Next Fiscal Cliff?  Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    Student loan debt topped a trillion bucks this year, and the price of higher education is soaring. Derek Thompson, sr. editor at The Atlantic, discusses why college costs are so high.