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Student Loans


  • 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)

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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.

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

    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
    Economy Stinks for Many, But It's Crushing Millennials

    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
    Child’s Education, but Parents’ Crushing Loans

    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
    Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    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.

  • Rising College Costs Pose Test for Obama on Education Policies

    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
    Students Face Their Own Debt Bubble

    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
    Student Loan Debt Hits Another New Record: Study

    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
    College Costs the Next Fiscal Cliff?

    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.

  • Most Expensive Colleges: 2012-2013 Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:41 PM ET
    Total Cost: $57,580Tuition: $44,176Room & Board: $12,782Fees: $622Bard College is a liberal arts institution in Duchess County, New York.  it ranked no. 8 on Campus Grotto’s list, but this year Bard has fallen two spots to no. 10, despite increasing its asking price by almost $2,000.The  for 2012-2013 is $57,580 for a returning student. First-year students are subject to an additional $1,490 in fees, including meal charges, security deposit and ID card.

    According to Campus Grotto's just-released report on the 2012-2013 year, the top 10 colleges all have an average total cost of more than $55,000 per year.

  • Education Nation: Growing Future Entrepreneurs Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 1:53 PM ET
    Education Nation: Growing Future Entrepreneurs

    Read any letter from a university president these days and you will inevitably find the words “entrepreneurial” or “entrepreneurship.”