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  • The percentage of U.S. consumers with two or more outstanding loans has nearly doubled since 2005, and the amount of debt is up more than 50 percent, according to new figures from FICO — the company that calculates credit scores for the major credit bureaus.

  • The College Debt Crisis & the Spill-Over  Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    The default rate on student loans is more than 4 times the defaults on mortgages, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Higher One is battling three proposed class action suits by students and their parents alleging excessive fees, inadequate disclosures and deceptive marketing.

  • Debt-Free College? Yes, It Exists Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:08 PM ET
    A runner passes a sign on the campus of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.

    While the country’s higher education system is plagued by the student debt crisis, one college has instituted a  policy that will eliminate or dramatically decrease the debt that students graduate with. Will others follow?

  • Keep Companies With High Dividends: Cramer  Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer speaks to Campus Crest Communities co-founder & CEO Ted Rollins, about its dividend plans, and the state of college enrollment and its competitive advantage in the construction space.

  • 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.

  • Joe Mihalic, Author of "Destroy Student Debt: A Combat Guide to Freedom."

    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?

  • Financing Student Housing Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:13 PM ET

    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.

  • Chadwick: Student Loans Are an Economic Cancer Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    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.

  • Lenders Mobilize to Help College Kids Manage Student Loans Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    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.

  • Student Debt Woes Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    Securitization of student loans led to more aggressive underwriting for borrowers who could not possibly afford the debt they took on.

  • Coursera CEO Daphne Koller on New Platform  Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    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.

  • How High Earners Afford College: Let the Kids Pay Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:06 AM ET

    As the cost of college continues to rise, many students are finding even the Bank of Mom & Dad has tightened its lending practices.

  • Student Debt: America’s $1 Trillion Time Bomb Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    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.

  • Senate Passes Bipartisan Bills  Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the Senate has passed bipartisan legislation on transportation and student loans.

  • How to Pay College Debt and Avoid a FICO Hangover Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    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.

  • For-Profit Ed: No Good News  Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    The beaten-down "for-profit" school stocks have been at the center of a different kind of storm, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Are We Failing Our Kids?  Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 7:55 PM ET

    According to a recent Gallup poll, only 29 percent of Americans say they have a "great deal" or "quite a lot of confidence" in the U.S. education system. Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst founder and CEO, discusses the quality of public education in the United States, with radio talk show host John Batchelor.

  • College 'Fast-Track' Saving Plan - 3-Year Degrees Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
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    College kids have always crammed for tests. Now university administrations are cramming to cut costs. They are awarding students less expensive 3-year, 'fast-track' diplomas.

  • Forecast: Only Halfway Through Housing Recovery  Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells breaks down the data on the outlook on housing and the economy from the UCLA Anderson Forecast, with Edward Leamer, UCLA Anderson Forecast director.