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July Newsletter: Downloadable Student Loan Comparison Charts | Campus Visits | New Web Site

Download Your Student Loan Comparison Chart
Summer. After a long, tough school year, it’s finally here. Time to kick back and relax, right?
It’s also the season when you have to make some decisions about how to pay for the upcoming academic year. What’s the most confusing issue: Understanding the different types of student loans.
To help you and your family figure it all out, we’ve put together easy-to-read charts — one for undergrads, and one for graduate/professional students — that compare the different types of student loans you may be considering. Find …

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June Newsletter: Student Loan Repayment | Interest Rate Increase | Scholarships

President Obama Addresses Student Debt
Earlier this week, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum expanding the Pay-As-You-Earn Repayment (PAYER) plan to more borrowers in the federal government’s Direct Loan program. Most borrowers who currently use Income-Based Repayment (IBR) will be able to move their loans to PAYER.
Find out if you are eligible for the Pay-As-You-Earn or Income-Based Repayment plans.
Ask the Edvisor: Your Questions, Answered
This month we received an important question about the upcoming interest rate increase on Federal student loans:
Q: I’ve heard that the interest rates on Federal education loans will be …

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“Enrollment declines, cuts to government financial aid, leadership controversies and heightened oversight are working together to threaten some HBCUs in new ways and perhaps even jeopardize their existence, according to people who study, work with and have led HBCUs,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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“Sharper divisions are emerging between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should go about reauthorizing the Higher Education Act,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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“The University of Southern California announced Monday that all of its football and men’s and women’s basketball scholarships would last for four years, instead of being the common one-year renewable grant,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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“Thousands of bright and motivated California high school graduates dream of attending our state’s public universities, but unlike their peers, these students are barred from borrowing federal dollars to realize that dream,” Janet Napolitano, Timothy White and Ricardo Lara write in The Sacramento Bee.

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“The U.S. Department of Education released its annual report on the federal Pell Grant program this week, which is a treasure trove of information about the program’s finances and who is receiving grants,” according to Kelchen on Education

 

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“The deeply indebted college graduate has become a stock character in the national conversation: the art history major with $50,000 in debt, the underemployed barista with $75,000, the struggling poet with $100,000. The anecdotes have created the impression that such high levels of student debt are typical. But they’re not,” according to The New York Times’ The Upshot blog.

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“Interest rates on federal student loans are set to rise—again—this July 1, following a nearly half a percentage point bump on Staffords last year,” Time reports.

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In a Federal Register notice released yesterday, the Department of Education (ED) announced that the implementation date for 34 CFR 600.9(a) and (b) of the state authorization regulations has been delayed for a third time, until July 1, 2015. Previous guidance had delayed the implementation until July 1, 2013, and then again until July 1, 2014. The extension provides states with additional time to finalize processes for those institutions to be able to comply with the state authorization provisions in § 600.9(a) and (b).