student loans http://kcur.org en The Challenges Of Saving For College http://kcur.org/post/challenges-saving-college <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the school year draws to a close and a new crop of students heads off to college this fall, the age-old challenge of paying for it is on the minds of many.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But this year another group is taking up that challenge: Congress, and the President. </span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:09:03 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 37920 at http://kcur.org The Challenges Of Saving For College The Jarboe Initiative: Will Rehab For Rent http://kcur.org/post/jarboe-initiative-will-rehab-rent <p>On this Wednesday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, learn how one recent graduate with student loan debt found a way to live rent free on the West Side, and it turned into the most rewarding thing he&rsquo;s ever done.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:51:20 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20832 at http://kcur.org The Jarboe Initiative: Will Rehab For Rent Romney Backs Extension Of Student Loan Relief http://kcur.org/post/romney-backs-extension-student-loan-relief Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed the idea of extending a law that curbs interest rates paid by some recipients of federal student loans, a cause that President Obama has made a campaign issue.<p>"Particularly with <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/23/151217630/ap-analysis-half-of-recent-college-grads-are-jobless-or-underemployed">the number of college grads that can't find work</a> or that can only find work well beneath their skill level, I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans," Romney told reporters before a campaign event in Aston, Pa., Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:09:00 +0000 editor 16426 at http://kcur.org What America Owes In Student Loans http://kcur.org/post/what-america-owes-student-loans <em>See our earlier entries in this series: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/03/14/148460268/what-america-sells-to-the-world" target="_blank">What America Sells To The World</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/03/20/149015363/what-america-does-for-work" target="_blank">What America Does For Work</a>,<em> <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/04/05/149997097/what-americans-buy">What America Buys</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/04/13/150441259/what-america-pays-in-taxes">What America Pays in Taxes</a></em></em><p>Americans now owe more on stu Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:28:00 +0000 editor 16420 at http://kcur.org What America Owes In Student Loans Ex-Career College Admin To Prison http://kcur.org/post/ex-career-college-admin-prison <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d0a7d5a8845-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d0a7d5a8845-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d0a7d5a8845-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-898117.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – A former director of a Kansas City college has been ordered to pay more than a third of a million dollars restitution and spend a year in federal prison without chance of parole.</p> Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:58:01 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6559 at http://kcur.org