Monthly Archives: August 2013

New Rating System For Higher Ed Schools

President Obama appears to be proposing a "shake-up" for higher education. Today, he released his plan: –Create a new rating system for colleges in which they would be evaluated based on various outcomes (such as graduation rates and graduate earnings), … Continue reading

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History of Student Loans, “How We Got There”

I read this article from http://www.krqe.com, and thought I would pass it on fyi…. The space race didn’t just bring America’s young people Tang and toy rockets. It also launched federal student loans. Since the Cold War days, student loan … Continue reading

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Law Signed

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed a new legislative measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the compromise would be just the first step in trying to lower college costs for for higher ed students….

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Student Loan Interest Rate Hike, Perspective

Great news! (I think) College students and those with a higher education in the cards cheered the measure passed by Congress last week. This bill eases worries that interest rates on Stafford loans would double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 … Continue reading

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Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation Awaits Obama Signature

A bipartisan bill has passed its final bump last week. The new rate for all Stafford loans as well as PLUS loans used by parents and graduate students will be tied to the market. With oday’s low interest rates, students … Continue reading

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