Archive for July 2013

Student issues in the news

This month there has been much news related to personal finance, college, and careers. Bills are now in Congress to tie the interest rates of undergraduate student loans, graduate student loans, and parent loans to the 10-year Treasury note. Of focus have been college completion rates, tuition costs, and student loan debt levels and the high…

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Work for Education

  It’s alarming to see in the headlines that this month federal student loan rates have doubled.  But as it turns out, the federal rate has doubled only because it’s been gradually halved during recent years; the new 6.8% rate is the same as in 2006. If it’s any consolation, private student loan rates tend…

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