Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

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Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

Donald Trump seems to be on the side of many indebted Americans — and some Democrats, actually — that the government shouldn’t profit from student loans, according to an interview he gave to The Hill. The Republican presidential hopeful generally hasn’t attracted descriptions like “empathetic” and “relatable,” but Trump’s opinion on federal student loan profits… Read More

Who Is Sallie Mae?

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Who Is Sallie Mae?

Who Is Sallie Mae?

If you took out a private student loan to pay for college, you may be getting some letters and email from a company called Sallie Mae. You definitely need to open those. Sallie Mae is a consumer banking business focused on education, and it originates and services more than 1 million private student loans. It used to… Read More

Can Search Engines Stop Student Loan Scammers?

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Can Search Engines Stop Student Loan Scammers?

Can Search Engines Stop Student Loan Scammers?

If you’ve checked your spam folder recently, you know that offers of student loan debt relief have exploded right along with the student loan debt problem. You probably know it’s a bad idea to answer spam in a quest to lower your loan payments, but you might be more inclined to answer an advertisement you… Read More

The New Grad’s Guide to Student Loan Debt

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The New Grad’s Guide to Student Loan Debt

The New Grad’s Guide to Student Loan Debt

Finishing college is surely cause to celebrate — but it is also time for some hard realities to hit. Once you send in your last college assignment and get the perfect champagne-popping picture, your mind may start wandering to the future. No matter your post-grad plans, you will likely have to start working on paying back… Read More

Inequality & Student Loan Debt: 5 Troubling Stats

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Inequality & Student Loan Debt: 5 Troubling Stats

Inequality & Student Loan Debt: 5 Troubling Stats

The rising cost of attending college has had a serious impact on the finances of most students and their families, but the burden has been distributed unequally. Various studies point to the negative, long-term effects of taking on education debt, and considering debt levels vary greatly by race and socioeconomic status, there’s concern over how… Read More

What Happens If I Ignore My Student Loans?

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What Happens If I Ignore My Student Loans?

What Happens If I Ignore My Student Loans?

Failing to repay debt is no joke, especially when you’re talking about student loans. If you default on federal student loans (the most common kind), you’ll likely have to deal with debt collectors, wage garnishment, loss of tax refunds and a trashed credit standing, making it difficult (if not impossible) to rent an apartment, buy… Read More

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