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Sen. Franken Introduces Bill Aiming To Ease Student Loan Debt

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A bill is working its way through Congress which could take some of the burden off those with student loan debt.

Minnesota Senator Al Franken co-authored a piece of legislation that would make it possible to refinance federal student loans for lower interest rates. 64 more words


'#MarchMadness' downer: Elizabeth Warren gets advice about how to lessen burden of student loans

"People are enjoying themselves! Someone needs to do something about this!" https://t.co/Mh4QawGRDW

— BT (@back_ttys) March 20, 2015

The NCAA tournament is in full swing, which makes it the perfect opportunity for Elizabeth Warren to discuss how to lessen the burden of student loan debt:

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5 college finance problems your parents didn't have

If you’re in the throes of college research and decision-making, it’s likely that how to pay for college is a huge consideration. And because things have changed so much economically over the last 25 years, some say that today’s young adults, those classified as Millennials, have a lot more to think about than their Generation X parents did. 1,586 more words


The State of the Student Loans

When I starting paying off my loans, my total student loan debt was $80,000. That was in July of 2014. Below is the current status of my student loans including payments that I have made and earnings from the site… 15 more words


Sold My Soul (to the Used Bookstore), Or How to Declutter

I’m de-cluttering like crazy this week. I blame Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee, authors of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things. I checked it out from the library, thinking it was more about stuff acquisition and then read it all in one night, fascinated by the authors’ psychological analysis and case studies of hoarding. 585 more words


President proposes 'Student Aid Bill of Rights'

By Ben Rooney

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — President Obama unveiled new steps Tuesday, March 10, 2015, designed to help students avoid the pitfalls of excessive student debt. 553 more words


On Blended Learning

United States student loan debt sits at a whopping $1.3 trillion. Couple that with rising tuition rates and diminishing median household incomes across the country, and you’ve got what entrepreneur Mark Cuban predicts as a… 229 more words

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