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College Student Loans


  • For-profit colleges and debt Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    For-profit colleges and debt

    The average debt for "for-profit" schools averages to almost $40,000, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Could this fix the $1.2T student debt problem? Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
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    Student loans have climbed to more than $1.2 trillion today. Could new proposals reverse that trend?

  • Don't let student loan debt ruin your retirement Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
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    Student loan debt is a big—and growing—problem for many older Americans near or in retirement.

  • Don't let student loan debt wreck your retirement Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Don't let student loan debt wreck your retirement

    Student loan debt isn't just a financial burden facing millennials. It's a big and growing problem for those in their 50s and 60s, too. Sharon Epperson taking a look at strategies to deal with student loan debt for borrowers who are ready to retire.

  • The real reasons a college degree costs so much Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
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    Why does college cost so much? And why does tuition keep rising? John Schoen explores some of the reasons for the increase.

  • Game of Loans: You win or you ... pay interest Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Game of Loans: You win or you ... pay interest

    Paying loans can be tricky, but with a smart strategy you can nab the degree and come up with a repayment plan that makes financial sense. CNBC's Landon Dowdy explains.

  • Student loan woes Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 1:26 PM ET
    Student loan woes

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the student loan ripple effect as debt increases for students.

  • Looking for the next crisis? Try student debt Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Student loans debt

    Student loan debt is ricocheting through the U.S., affecting institutions and economic patterns that have been at the core of America's very power.

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