Home Tags Student Loans

Tag: Student Loans

3 reasons I didn’t go on an income-driven repayment plan to pay my student loans, even though I would have qualified

When I left graduate school with $68,000 of student loans, I could have used income-driven-repayment to make my monthly payments more manageable.

Bernie Sanders’ and Elizabeth Warren’s plans to cancel student debt won’t solve the real problem with college loans

The progressive 2020 Democrats' plans to make $1.6 trillion disappear still keeps a broken system in place for another student-loan-debt bubble.

9 startling facts that show just how hard the student-debt crisis is hurting black Americans

Black students are more likely to take on debt, and graduates are nearly five times as likely to default on loans than their white peers.

Elizabeth Warren says she will go around Congress to cancel $1.6 trillion of US student debt on ‘day one’ as president

Warren's plan to go around Congress to forgive student debt would almost certainly trigger opposition among Republicans and even some Democrats.

These 21 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

These napkin-sized explainers make insurance, investing, student loans, taxes, estate planning, and credit easy to understand.
The education level with the highest return on investment is an associate's degree.

Which education level has the highest return on investment? We ran the numbers

Private and public colleges have very different costs and can have a big influence on the return on investment (ROI) of a degree.

Sen. Rand Paul unveils plan for people to pay off student loans by dipping into their retirement savings

Paul's bill would allow people to draw from their 401k to pay down student debt, but some experts said it'd be harder to save up for retirement.

Congress told 80,000 firefighters and teachers it would forgive their student loans. Over 10 years later, a tangle of mismanagement has kept them from...

Congress created the program to encourage graduates to go into low-paid but necessary jobs, such as teaching and law enforcement.
The author is not pictured.

8 things I wish I could tell my 17-year-old self about student loans

It's been 10 years since the author graduated, and she still has almost $40,000 in student loan debt to pay off.

No matter how urgent student loans seem, there’s a good argument not to put retirement savings on pause while you pay

As student loans become a bigger problem for young Americans, it's important to both save for retirement and pay off student loans at the same time.