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Report: 7 in 10 College Students Get Financial Aid

New data from the National Post Secondary Student Aid Study, shows 71% of undergraduates received some form of financial aid in the 2011-2012 academic year, up from four years before.

09/18/2013

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Interest Rates Rise On Student Loans Despite Increase In Defaults

Interest rates on new federally subsidized Stafford loans were set to double Monday after Congress failed to act before the deadline. That means more debt for college students.

07/01/2013

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Sen. Casey Warns of Looming Deadline on Federal Student Loan Interest Rate Hikes

US senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) visited Temple University today to talk about the possibility that interest on federally subsidized student loans could go from their current rate of 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1st.

06/17/2013

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3 On Your Side: Low Student Loan Rate Extended

In Washington D.C. today, President Obama signed a $105 billion transportation bill. As strange as it may sound, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us that this bill signing will come as welcome news to many college students, too.

07/06/2012

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Survey: Businesses Expected To Hire 20 Percent More College Graduates Than 2010

Graduation marks a rite of passage for college students about to enter the working world, but the transition can be a difficult one.

05/12/2011

Paying For College

Philadelphia (CBS) – The United States ranks 14thin the world of those who have college degrees. Ask young people why they don’t plan on college and they’ll say they can’t afford it. For many it […]

11/09/2010

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