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Reader Question: Student Loan Income Repayment Option

It looks like the last two weeks have unintentionally turned in to the “Student Loan Hour” here at the Financial Aid Finder. Earlier this week, I covered the New York Times piece on student loan debt. Five experts sounded off on the question, “How much student loan debt is too much?” (Did you answer that […]

How Much Student Loan Debt Is Too Much?

How much debt is too much debt? It’s a question that anyone taking out a student loan needs to grapple with. According to a series in the New York Times a while back, the average debt load for a graduate was $20,000; students attending private colleges took out an average of $25,000. Those amounts have […]

Dealing with Student Loans After Graduation

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Congratulations! You graduated from college! After the ceremony, parties and excitement have wound down, and you’re settling into your new situation, you may find yourself reflecting back on college life. If you were the average college student, part of your college experience included accumulation of student loan debt. Here are some tips that might help […]

Warning to Students with Loans: There is a Limit

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Not long ago, a New York panel of judges ruled that a man with $400,000 in student loan debt didn’t deserve to be an attorney. The accrediting board determined that his heavy student loan burden disqualified him from being a lawyer. (Of course, without the right to practice, how that man is ever going to […]

In the News: Student Loans Jump 25% in 2009

The U.S. Education Department recently released numbers showing that the total amount of money borrowed by students in the 2008-2009 grew by 25%, to $75.1 billion, over the previous year. The number has been rising for many years, but this bump is the largest on record. The deputy undersecretary of the Education Department, Robert Shireman, […]

Are Student Loans Inevitable?

We have been conditioned to think that student loans are inevitable. A necessary evil for today’s college student. But yesterday’s New York Times article on student loan debt has an optimistic message: One out of three students earn their BA degree with no student debt. That’s right — one-third of all undergrads will get through […]

How Much Student Debt Is Too Much For You?

Did you read my post yesterday How Much Student Debt Is Too Much? If you haven’t yet, give it a read. Then I’d love to get your opinion on that question. <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1709860/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1709860/”>How much student loan debt do/would you feel comfortable taking out?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com”>opinion</a>)</span><br /> Feel free to explain […]