Klobuchar Pushing For Solutions To Student Debt CrisisKlobuchar hosted a forum in Washington Wednesday. It included Southwest Minnesota State University student Chelsey Jo Herrig, who worked all through college, but still faces $45,000 in loans when she graduates in December.
Franken Introduces Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Federal Student LoansSen. Franken's proposal comes just one week after the state of Minnesota announced its own student loan refinancing program, and as college affordability has become a major topic in the presidential race.
Program Would Cut Interest Rates For College GradsThe state's Office of Higher Education has announced a new refinancing program to cut interest rates for Minnesotans who face large debt from student loans. Hundreds of thousands of Minnesota residents could be eligible.
New State Program Offers Refinancing Of Student LoansWith an average balance of $31,000, Minnesota ranks 5th highest in the country for student loan debt. The initiative, called SELF Refi, will allow people to refinance their debt at a lower rate.
Minnesota Ranked 5th In Nation For Student Loan DebtMinnesota has made another list, but it is not a good one to be on if you are heading to college. A new study from the Institute for College Access and Success says Minnesota ranks fifth on the list of the states with the highest student debt.
Government Says Students Can Apply Earlier For College AidAspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday.
Good Question: How Do We Pay For College?According to Sallie Mae, the average American family will spend $24,164 this year on undergraduate college for 18-24 year olds. For four-year private institution, that number jumps to $41,875. For a two-year public college, it’s $13,531. So, how do we pay for college? Good Question.
Tax Tips: What All New College Grads Need To KnowWelcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.
Good Question: What Happens To Our Debt When We Die?A new study from CreditCards.com found almost 1 in 5 people think they'll never get out of the debt. That's twice as many people who gave that same response last year. So, what happens to our debt when we die?
College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment OptionsMore than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
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