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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 7:30 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 11:53 AM
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 8:36 AM
REAL MONEY Facing Student Loans after Graduation
College graduation is approaching for many. It can be a very uncertain time financially so thinking of making loan payments when regular income is not established can be difficult. Unfortunately, many... Posted on 5/2/12 at 7:01 AM
Angie Bettenhausen put her stethoscope to the chest of a 13-year-old asthmatic Pomeranian named Ariyana. The dog had been coughing and wheezing. Bettenhausen, who graduated from Iowa State in 2009, has been a small animal veterinarian at Pinehurst Veterinary Hospital in Bismarck for about three years. She's paying off more than $100,000 in student loans.
The commanding officer of the USS North Dakota took to the House podium for a rare address to the state legislature Friday afternoon.
Cmdr. Douglas V. Gordon, spoke to a room full of legislators about the submarine and it’s impact it will have on the U.S. Navy fleet after it is christened this fall and commissioned in 2014... and more.
Depending on when the student graduated, the interest for a Bank of North Dakota DEAL loan ranges from 6 percent to 8 percent. This at a time when you can finance a house for 2.75 percent or buy a car, motor home, motorcycle or boat for 1.9 percent in special promotions.
Americans have chosen to accept some inefficiency in return for the greater “equality of opportunity” that student aid provides.
And judging by presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s quick pledge to keep offering low-interest student loans, it’s sure to stay that way.
Move over, mortgages. Get out of the way, Greece. Another economic doomsday scenario is emerging. Student loan debt has reached about $870 billion, exceeding credit cards and auto loans, and balances are expected to continue climbing, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said last month.
The interest rate on a popular federally subsidized student loan will double in July unless Congress acts. The rate hike affects new subsidized Stafford loans, which are issued to low and middle income undergraduates.
More than 60 percent of University students graduated with debt in 2010. The average student left with more than $27,000 in student loan debt. But some students are able to earn the cost of tuition and living expenses by balancing school work with full-time jobs.
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