Student Loan Ranger

May 2012


Grads Have Options to Manage Student Loan Debt

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Families, friends, and colleges across the country have come together in recent weeks to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2012. And even as they cross the threshold and flip their tassels, many new graduates are preparing to undertake new hardships to manage student debt payments.

It ...

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students
colleges
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paying for college
paying for graduate school
student loans
graduate schools
financial aid

Colleges Can Reduce Risky Private Student Loan Borrowing, Study Shows

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Your Student Loan Ranger has been talking quite a bit recently about the importance of disclosing information to student loan borrowers. Last week, we discussed how the focus on the interest rate increase on subsidized Stafford loans—which we don't favor—can obscure systemic problems such as ...

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students
paying for graduate school
paying for college
student loans
loans
financial aid

Obama's Slow Jam Obscures Student Loan Problems

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One item that's been getting a lot of press attention lately is the interest rate increase on subsidized Stafford loans from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, scheduled to take place on July 1. The increase would raise the cost of repayment by an average of $1,000 each for around seven million ...

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students
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paying for college
paying for graduate school
Obama, Barack
Congress
Pell grants

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