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I hear an awful lot about student loan debt from my students. I can commiserate as I have a healthy chunk myself from my many years as a student seeking one degree or another. As such, I am not shocke... Posted on 3/26/13 at 6:30 AM
IN THE BLACK The Price of Student Loans
In many cases, it may be necessary to take out student loans for your college education. However, it is important to keep track of how much you will need to pay back. Suze Orman has the guideline of... Posted on 3/3/13 at 10:53 AM
NDAD INSIGHTS Program provides financial option for life-enhancing gifts
Retail's "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" have come and gone, but the gift-buying season continues.
Some gifts are certain tobring smiles.
Yet, imagine the gift that can change someone's life -- fo... Posted on 11/27/12 at 2:57 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Education should be encouraged, not denied
8:10 on a Wednesday morning in a lecture hall, waiting for the first class of the day to start. It is one of the introductory classes which provides students studying English with an insight to lite... Posted on 10/25/12 at 7:36 AM
The national student loan default rate climbed to 10 percent for students who began paying back their federal student loans in fiscal year 2011 – up from 9.1 percent in 2010, according to data released by the Department of Education this week.
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a proposal to roll back the student loan interest rate that increased from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1 because Congress didn’t pass a plan to prevent it.
College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring — unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday.
Something happened last week that ought to concern everyone who lives, works and pays taxes in Grand Forks. Cirrus Aircraft, an established local employer, came to the city’s Growth Fund Committee to ask for a loan. Company officials were treated rudely.
It's absolutely true, as Herald staff writer Jennifer Johnson reported, that where UND and the North Dakota University System are concerned, "wages for many graduates have not kept up with inflation, even as student-debt loads reach record levels." Given that reality, why has enrollment stayed strong?
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