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Student Loan Forgiveness Failing

NPR reports Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program still not working. We encourage you to review the article and contact us to find out how this might affect you.

How Income Share Agreements Are Better than Government College Loans

It’s too bad that Uncle Sam ever got into the college-financing business. The feds have no constitutional authority to lend money to students (or anyone else) and millions of students have gotten themselves deeply in debt for education of dubious value. Easy federal loans were essential in fueling the “college for everyone” movement that has raised the cost and degraded the educational value of earning a degree.

Parents don’t regret this decision, but maybe they should

Parents often try to do what’s bestfor their children, including helping with studentloans and college tuition — but at what

costto them?

About 47% of parent cosigners felttheir children’s student debt had affected their retirement, according to a survey of 850

parent cosigners. More than 62% said their credit scores were negatively affected by cosigning private studentloans, and

40% said their decision to cosign has hurttheir ability to qualify for other types ofloans, such as a mortgage or car. Still,

Three tips to keep your college student from drowning in debt

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Here's a secret to help your child grasp the real impact of student loan debt: Don't just think about the huge sum you've borrowed — focus on what you'll repay each month.

About 30 percent of college students said they feel confident with the financial terms associated with student loans, according to a survey by College Ave Student Loans. The lender recently polled 1,075 undergraduates.

Didn't get as much financial aid as you'd hoped? You can negotiate for more

D.C. residents could have student debt forgiven under council proposal

 The nation’s capital is one of the most educated but also most indebted regions of the country, with one in five residents shouldering student loans. That debt load is an added burden for residents already struggling with the city’s high cost of living. New legislation seeks to ease the strain.

Student loan giant sues Connecticut over its crackdown on student debt

A battle brewing between states, student loan companies and Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education looks like it will come to a head in a courtroom in the coming months.

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, or PHEAA, one of the large firms that manages federal student loans on behalf of the Department of Education, sued Connecticut’s department of banking, it’s banking commissioner and the federal Department of Education on Thursday over the state’s student loan laws.

Student Loan Limits: How Much Can You Borrow?

Summary: All student loans are subject to borrowing limits. Annual limits specify how much you can borrow in a single school year, aggregate (cumulative) limits specify how much you can borrow through that loan program, and cost of attendance limits specify that the loan amount must be less than the school’s official cost of attendance minus other financial aid received.

What I Wish I Knew About Student Loans As A First-Year Attorney

I can’t believe I have already been an attorney for about five years!

Congress Plans To Take Away Your Student Loan Money — What Happens To Legal Education Then?

As lawmakers stare down the barrel of a potential trillion-dollar deficit, they’ve already started looking for ways to stanch the bleeding. The F-35 program, a trillion-dollar boondoggle of a weapons platform that only occasionally works, isn’t really on the table. Nor are the massive tax cuts that forged the present budget shortfall. No, where legislators intend to recoup some scratch is in capping access to federal student loans for graduate students.

 

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The road to success is always under construction
– Lily Tomlin
“This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt.”
– Earl Wilson
"There is scarcely anything that drags a person down like debt."
– P. T. Barnum
"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."
– Marie Curie
“What I would like to do... once I take care of all my kids' student loans, is buy a red 1965 Mustang and fully restore it.”
– Mike Quigley
"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going."
– Irwin "Professor" Corey
"Bankruptcy laws allow companies to smoothly reorganize, but not college graduates burdened by student loans."
– Robert Reich