A rule of thumb says you shouldn't borrow more than what you expect to earn in your first year in the working world.
Overall the inflation rate is expected to be low, but the cost of some of the things you have to pay for will increase at a much higher rate.
A college student fears he's too big a drain on his parents' finances but they won't open up about that. What should he do?
The increasingly heavy yoke of student loan debt means that a generation of Americans is choosing education over homeownership, whether they realize it or not.
Student loan debt is becoming an enormous burden for the many college graduates, many of whom can't find jobs. How do you avoid it? Attend a cheaper college, and use loans as a last resort.
Two-thirds of college students have outstanding loans -- and the nation's unemployment situation is making it harder to pay them off.
The president's new plan to ease student loan debt is getting mixed reviews from bloggers and students.
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