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Posted byon June 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM EDT
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins administration officials for an online summit focused on the Obama Administration’s policies including early learning, K-12, STEM, and college affordability
Posted byon June 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM EDT
Last week, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum that will streamline the application process for “Income Based Repayment” (IBR), a way for borrowers to cap their monthly student loan payments at 15% of income. The President has also taken action to lower this cap to just 10% by the end of 2012, likely reducing monthly student loan payments for over 1.6 million responsible student borrowers.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM EDT
It was 2004 before President Obama he paid off the last of his student loans. That's not the future he wants for today's students. Learn more.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM EDT
The Treasury Department and the IRS are answering President Obama’s call to help make college more affordable by improving the application process for responsible borrowers
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM EDT
After the President's speech at UNLV, Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy, will answer your questions on Twitter.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 10:59 AM EDT
Student loan borrowers who enroll in an income based repayment plan will have their monthly payments capped relative to their income. Find out more and how it could help you.
Posted byon June 5, 2012 at 6:55 PM EDT
Ten colleges and universities have committed that they will provide students with key information they need to make smart choices regarding where to go to school and how to pay for their degree
Posted byon June 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM EDT
Today’s college students who borrow money to pay for school graduate with an average of $26,000 in student loan debt. A quality higher education is a sound investment, which is why students should have access to clear information about the costs and benefits of the school they choose and the financial aid they receive before enrolling or taking out loans.
Posted byon May 8, 2012 at 5:23 PM EDT
Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald calls on Congress to prevent the interest rate on student loans from doubling on July 1st.
Posted byon May 8, 2012 at 4:21 PM EDT
In a statement to reporters, Press Secretary Jay Carney expresses his dissatisfaction with the vote by Senate Republicans to block the student loan bill.