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Loans overtook grants as the main source of college financial aid in 1982

In the early 1980s loans begin to exceed grants as the primary form of college financial aid.

Figure 3 shows the amount of financial aid provided in each major category since 1980, in constant dollars (institutional grants are excluded, as they are treated as a discount off of tuition).

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Financial Aid

Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form. 203 more words

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Student loans

In case you missed it, the government recently tried to privatise student loan debt but Vince Cable torpedoed it. It seems rather ironic that one of the first things this government did was to increase tuition fees to the utterly ridiculous figure of £9000 per year, and now, towards the end of their term, they come out with the revelation that the money they are lending to allow people to pay for it isn’t getting paid back. 77 more words

Student Loan Debt and What to Do about It

Businessweek published an article last week that discussed one university’s efforts to cut down on student debt. I’m happy to say that that’s my school, Indiana University. 606 more words

Financial Literacy

How to get relief on your student loans (without paying for it)

Last this week, Benjamin Snyder reported in Fortune.com that the state of Illinois was taking on debt settlement companies targeting students looking for relief from their student loans. 727 more words


My GoFund Me Campaign

I have just created a back to school campaign on GoFundMe to help me pay back one stupid outstanding student loan.

My dream is to teach. 165 more words

The Gist: Financial, Emotional, and Intellectual Costs of College

Financial Cost:

Before you sign up for a college program, have a very good idea of what the total cost of the program will be and what type of job you can obtain within the first few years after graduation. 714 more words