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Fact or Fiction: Student Loan Debt Crisis

While the student loan debt numbers look scary, some argue that they are not any worse than, say, car loan or mortgage debt. Here's a look at both sides of the argument.

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Creative Solutions to Student Debt Challenges
Creative Solutions to Student Loan Debt Crisis

These tips can help make student debt at least somewhat less scary.

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Most Student Loan Debt States
Five States with Most Student Loan Debt

According to a study from the Institute for College Access and Success, students in the class of 2013 faced an average of $28,400 in debt, 2% higher than previous years.

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Student Loan Debt Leaders
Private and Public Colleges with Most Reported Student Loan Debt

The amount of student debt continues to increase - and many of the reports do not include the rising cost of room and board. These schools are among those with the highest amount of debt per student.

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College Degrees with Strong Demand Have More Scholarships Available

When jobs such as nursing, construction management and informatics are in high demand, the number of scholarships available for students in the field tends to rise.
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Monday, Dec 15 2014 11:00 AM

College Debt Trends and Advice for Students

In 2013, about 69% of graduating college seniors had some amount of debt. But there are simple tips you can follow to reduce debt.
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Wednesday, Dec 03 2014 11:00 AM

Paying For School: Common FAFSA Questions and Answers

Here are answers to many of the frequently asked questions about applying for financial assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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Monday, Nov 17 2014 09:00 AM

10 Highest and Lowest Net Tuition Cost Public Universities and Colleges in the U.S

Some of these schools offer students the lowest net cost, mostly smaller schools such as Sitting Bull College and Elizabeth City State University. On the opposite end, schools such as Miami of Ohio and Penn State are highest in net cost, according to the Department of Education.
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Saturday, Nov 08 2014 09:00 AM

Is Paying for School Without Student Loans Possible?

There are many different options for those looking to get scholarships and grants rather than loans to pay for college.
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Monday, Oct 27 2014 09:00 AM

Can I Transfer My Post-9/11 GI Bill Education Benefits?

Service members enrolled in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Program have been allowed since 2009 to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses and children. Benefits can go entirely to a spouse, to one or more children or a combination of children and spouse.
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Friday, Oct 17 2014 09:00 AM

Getting Money for College – Financial Aid, Scholarship & Grant Articles, Guides

Paying for school can be a real challenge, but thankfully there are scholarships, grants, student loans and other sources of college money that can help. In this part of the U.S. News University Directory resource center, you will find financial aid news as well as guides on how to find money for school. They can help you create a paying-for-school strategy that significantly lowers the financial burden on you and your family!