Some well-to-do moms and dads tell their kids they're on their own for higher education. What are their options?
For the first time ever, students might find it cheaper to borrow from a private bank than from the federal government.
A father was obliged to keep paying long after the son had died because he had co-signed for the private student loan.
The interest rate for Stafford loans could increase to 6.8%. Students and their parents need a backup plan.
College-bound? Here's how to win a slice of the billions up for grabs every year.
A new debit card offers rewards that can be applied to student loan debt. Consumer advocates urge caution.
This is your chance to learn how to navigate your financial life on your own.
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