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Should you rush to refinance your student loans? (To analyse)

By Cecilia Clark | NerdWallet Even with federal student loan forbearance and talk of forgiveness prospects, student loan interest rates still matter — and nothing underscores that point better than the likelihood of them rising soon. Private student borrowers, whose payments are not suspended and who will not benefit from any federal cancellations, may be […]

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Should you rush to refinance your student loans? |

Even with federal student loan forbearance and talk of forgiveness prospects, student loan interest rates still matter — and nothing underscores that point better than the likelihood of them rising soon. Private student borrowers, whose payments are not suspended and who will not benefit from any federal cancellations, may be wondering if now is their […]

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Central Michigan University partners with iGrad to provide personalized financial literacy platform for students

San Diego, California, March 15, 2022 — (PR.com) — iGrad has partnered with Central Michigan University to provide its personalized, interactive, online, and mobile student financial wellness platform to nearly 15 000 public university undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. iGrad’s platform at CMU includes comprehensive personalized and interactive information on everything from […]

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Explosive Report Claims This Student Loan Service Deceived Student Loan Borrowers

President Joe Biden (Photo by Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images A bombshell new report claims this student company misled student borrowers. Here’s what you need to know and what it means for your student loans. Student loans A new report published by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) […]

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Mid-Valley Scam Alert: Scammers preying on those with student loans | Local

University is an expensive investment. But you already know that. Take a look at how many Americans are in debt thanks to the high amount of student loans they have accumulated. Due to the pandemic, the federal government has put a temporary pause on the repayment of these loans. For now, this break is in […]

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With interest rates about to rise, is it time to refinance your student loans?

Catherine Lane/Getty Images When you take out a student loan, you agree to a specific interest rate and repayment schedule. But what are your options when other lenders offer better deals than your current loan or your monthly payment gets too high? Refinancing student loans can be the solution to high interest rates. When you […]

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Student Loan Cancellation Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

President Joe Biden (Photo by Jim WATSON/AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Canceling a student loan doesn’t mean what you think it means. Here’s what you need to know. Student loans Will President Joe Biden Forgive Your Student Loans? White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Biden could […]

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Fintechs clamor to provide relief options for student borrowers – TechCrunch

Since March 2020, student borrowers have not had to make federal student loan repayments. These payments are expected to resume from May 1, 2022, which will undoubtedly cause stress for borrowers. President Biden may consider extending temporary student loan relief beyond that date, but nothing is official yet. On March 9, Biden said he would […]

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This is the average student loan debt in each state

item New data from the Institute for College Access & Success shows where the Class of 2020 has the highest student loan balances. (Stock) A college degree gives graduates the chance to get higher-paying jobs in specialized fields, but it can come with a hefty price tag that leaves many Americans with crippling student loan […]

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30,000 borrowers will have their student loans canceled

Thousands more people could soon see their student loan balances wiped out as the Biden administration works to identify borrowers eligible for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness. It is the latest effort by the Department of Education to relieve borrowers burdened with billions of dollars in student loan debt. The number of student borrowers […]

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93% of student borrowers not ready to start payments again in May

item Student loan repayments resume in May, but a new survey suggests the vast majority of borrowers are not financially prepared. (Stock) Federal student loan repayments resume May 1 after more than two years of COVID-19 emergency forbearance. However, 93% of student borrowers are not ready to resume their payments, according to a February survey […]

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Survey: 93% of student borrowers not ready to start payments again in May

Student loan repayments resume in May, but a new survey suggests the vast majority of borrowers are not financially prepared. (iStock) Federal student loan repayments resume May 1 after more than two years of COVID-19 emergency forbearance. However, 93% of student borrowers are not ready to resume their payments, according to a February survey conducted […]

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5 Ways to Get $0 Student Loan Payments

Getty Getty Here are 5 ways to get $0 student loan repayments. Here’s what you need to know. Student loans With student loan payments set to resume after May 1, 2022, President Joe Biden may extend the student loan payment pause for an unprecedented fourth time. If that doesn’t happen, however, The Debt Collective – […]

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Student debt relief: Could payments be suspended again as White House considers executive action?

fizkes / iStock.com A White House official said the Biden administration is considering extending the pause on student loan payments — which is currently set to expire in less than two months — although nothing official has been decided yet. See: Freezing Student Loan Forgiveness Plans –– What happens when the moratorium ends?Find: How Gen […]

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Overhauling student loans is not the right way to reduce the number of universities

Mark Ross, Opinion Editor The student loan system is changing. In order to reduce the exorbitant government tuition bill and reduce the number of graduates, some students will now repay a higher percentage of their loan. Probably fair enough? Not when the poorest students, not the highest earners, pay. In a recent speech, Universities Minister […]

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The 9 fastest ways to pay off student loans, according to experts

mapodile/Getty Images Your student loans can eat up a big chunk of your budget each month, especially when you’re starting out on your own, making it that much harder to save for a home, build up your retirement savings, and pursue other financial goals. It’s also not uncommon to still be saddled with student loan […]

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Who is my student loan agent?

Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders who pay us for our services, all opinions are our own. Wondering who your student loan manager is? […]

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Current student loan news for the week of February 28, 2022

Last week, the US Department of Education announced the next steps for an overhaul of the federal student loan administration system, a process that has been underway since 2017. Here’s what you need to know about student loan trends this week and their impact on your balance. 1 current student loan trend for the week […]

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Student Loan Ban Will Hit Dyslexics Hard, Says Benjamin Zephaniah | Dyslexia

Prominent figures with dyslexia have accused ministers of erecting more barriers for people with the condition, after proposals that would prevent anyone failing maths and English at GCSEs from getting higher education loans in England. The plan to link student loan eligibility to GCSE results was revealed last week as part of sweeping college access […]

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These 2.4 million borrowers may not qualify for student loan forgiveness

Americans with private student debt would not qualify for the sweeping federal loan forgiveness proposed by prominent Democrats. (iStock) Total student debt outstanding continues to climb as many borrowers do not have access to debt relief programs, such as student loan forgiveness. But even if President Joe Biden is able to deliver on his campaign […]

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My mother co-signed student loans for my now disabled sister. How can we pay them back?

How to get out of student loan debt. Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: My mother co-signed my sister’s student loan for her online school, but life got in the way of my sister and due to her mental health (she is now considered totally disabled) she was unable to make her payments. Then the student loan company […]

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Augar’s response: ‘highest earners benefit’ in student loan overhaul

The Westminster government will force graduates to repay more of their loans to build a ‘more sustainable’ student finance system in England, but there are warnings that the highest earning graduates will be the ones to benefit from the changes , with most others worse off. The package of student funding changes unveiled on February […]

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Biden administration writes off another $415 million student loan debt: Are you eligible?

Nearly 16,000 borrowers will receive $415 million in student loan forgiveness after the Department of Education approved a series of Borrower Defense Applications on February 16. (iStock) If you borrowed federal student loans to attend a college that engaged in misconduct, you may be eligible for full debt forgiveness under the Borrower Defense Program until […]

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Biden’s student loan forgiveness now tops $16 billion after fresh wave of approvals

WASHINGTON, DC – February 15: US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the East Room of the … [+] White House on February 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Getty Images The Biden administration has now approved at least $16 billion in student loan forgiveness, according to the Department of Education, […]

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31% of large companies plan to offer student loan assistance in the next 2 years, data shows

Nearly a third of large companies plan to offer student loan assistance programs in the next two years, according to a new study. (iStock) In order to attract loyal workers in today’s job market, some employers have started offering student loan assistance programs. Recent research from the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) showed that about […]

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How to Make Your First Student Loan Payment – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Many students depend on student loans to pay for their education. But for the most part, they won’t make their first payment on that debt until after they graduate. If you’re having […]

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Will student loans get more expensive when the Fed raises interest rates?

Kameleon007 / iStock.com The impact of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes on student loans falls firmly into the “it depends” category – primarily about who provided the loan and when you got it. See: 4 of the Best Student Loan Refinance CompaniesFind: 10 ways to pay off your student loans in a year Your loan […]