student loans

Central Standard
4:09 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

The Challenges Of Saving For College

Credit j.o.h.n. walker via flickr

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. But this year another group is taking up that challenge: Congress, and the President.

On July 1, the interest rate for federal education loans is going to increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent if Congress does not take action, which is where bill H.R. 1911 comes in.

This bill proposes tying the interest rate of education loans to the 10-year treasury note rate plus 2.5 percent.

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Central Standard
9:51 am
Wed July 11, 2012

The Jarboe Initiative: Will Rehab For Rent

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, 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’s ever done.

GUEST:
Nicholas Ward-Bopp, UMKC Financial Aid Coordinator

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It's All Politics
1:09 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Romney Backs Extension Of Student Loan Relief

Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 2:08 pm

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.

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Planet Money
10:28 am
Mon April 23, 2012

What America Owes In Student Loans

Lam Thuy Vo NPR

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 7:42 pm

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Scams
4:58 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Ex-Career College Admin To Prison

Kansas City, Mo. – A former director of a Kansas City's 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.

It was a plea of guilt to conspiracy to fraudulently take federal student grants and loans for ineligible students at Vatterott College in 2005 and 2006.

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