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  • Is defaulting on student debt ever a good idea? Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 9:33 AM ET
    Dirk Wierenga’s state tax refunds are being confiscated because his son defaulted on his loans. “I’m basically a third-world nation when it comes to my credit score,” Mr. Wierenga said.

    A look at the ramifications of defaulting on student debt by The New York Times.

  • Could for-profit college students see debt forgiveness?

    The U.S. government announced plans to forgive the Federal loan debt of students who attended Corinthian Colleges, or other for-profit schools.

  • Author defends defaulting on student loan debt Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    Boycott student loan debt?

    Author Lee Siegel discusses the likely outcome if students defaulted on college loans.

  • From kindergarten to college Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 4:50 PM ET
    From kindergarten to college

    The city of San Francisco has launched an initiative to enroll all incoming kindergarten students into his or her own college savings account. Insight, with Jose Cisneros, San Francisco Treasurer.

  • How to get the most from federal student aid Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    Before filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, you need to know exactly what you're getting into.

  • Retirees have more of this kind of debt than ever Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    iPad classes offered by Older Adults Technology Services.

    Retirees are bringing unprecedented levels of student loan debt into their later years, according to a new report. USA Today reports.

  • One woman crowdfunds her way to a Harvard degree Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Tonika Morgan, as she appears on her GoFundMe page.

    Once homeless and a high school dropout, Tonika Morgan is now headed to Harvard, and she turned to crowdfunding to pay for it.

  • Student loan sharks under heat Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    Rohit Chopra, CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman, takes a public inquiry into student loan servicing practices.

  • Public funding for higher education still lagging Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Public funding for higher education still lagging

    A state budget squeeze is pushing college students into more debt. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports.

  • SoFi: Fixing student loan borrowing Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    SoFi: Fixing student loan borrowing

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin and SoFi's CEO Mike Cagney, discusses how his company provides non-banking alternatives for debt refinancing, which placed him 25th on CNBC's annual Disruptor 50 list.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 25 SoFi Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Mike Cagney, co-founder and CEO of SoFi

    This nonbank alternative to student-loan funding has already funded over $2 billion in loans—and envisions an IPO next year.

  • Opportunity in the student loan debt mess Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:40 PM ET
    Opportunity in the student loan debt mess

    Pershing Square's Bill Ackman is warning student loans are a massive threat to the credit market. Louis Beryl, Earnest co-founder and CEO, and "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary, discuss.

  • Student loan forgiveness: Are you eligible? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:18 AM ET
    Student loans debt

    With student loans a financial albatross for many recent college graduates, it pays to know how you can get your student loans forgiven.

  • Student loan recipients go on repayment strike Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    Students protest the rising costs of student loans in Los Angeles.

    Here's why the "debt strike" sentiment is catching on.

  • Hanging up on student-loan debt collectors forever Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    President Barack Obama prepares to sign the presidential memorandum on the Student Aid Bill of Rights in the Oval Office of the White House on March 10, 2015.

    You can take control of your student loan debt and tame the antics of debt collectors in 6 simple steps, writes credit expert Diana Nichols.

  • A radical way to pop the student loan bubble Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    Winter 2014 UnCollege Gap Year participants

    UnCollege's Dale Stephens is a dropout with a business plan to get more kids to drop pricey college degrees. And so far, it's working.

  • The college catch 22 Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Young money: The college catch 22

    Getting a college education can lead to student debt but here are a few tips to pay those loans off fast to save more. CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports.

  • Here's the silver lining of student debt Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:16 AM ET
    Here's the silver lining of student debt

    Millennial entrepreneurship has slowed, and so has the percentage of debt of those under 30. CNBC's Kate Rogers explains the complicated relationship between young American entrepreneurs and debt.

  • Cramer's 411 on the 529 Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer's 411 on the 529 plan

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says saving for retirement is a priority for parents, and explains the 529 savings plan -- which can help parents save for their children's college expenses.

  • Tips to deal with money worries Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    Tips to deal with money worries

    Stressed about money? Here are a few tips to handling your debt, CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports.