Welcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.
More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
News about skyrocketing college tuition costs and the resulting student loan burden seems ever-present. But, one young North Texan found a unique way to finance his education — without debt!
The average amount students from Texas owe is $24,000. But it’s small compared to some states.
State Sen. Wendy Davis announced several education proposals Thursday at a round table discussion at the University of Texas at Arlington.
A record 21.6 million millennials are refusing to leave the nest, according to a new Pew Research Center Poll.
For many people with student loans, July 1 brings a painful lesson. Interest rates on some student loans have now doubled, and it is up to lawmakers to hammer out a compromise and lower them again.
A handful of senators struggled Thursday to hold together a bipartisan deal to keep student loan rates from doubling on July 1 while their colleagues traded political barbs with little more than a week to go before the deadline.
North Texan Joanne Pierre-Louie was thrilled to become the first in her family to graduate college. But, the American born daughter of immigrants was so focused on finishing — that she neglected to calculate the real cost of a degree at the school of her dreams.
Americans cut back on their credit card use in July for the second straight month, suggesting many remain cautious in the face of high unemployment and slow growth.
To help parents and students, starting next fall, the actual cost of college will be spelled out in a one-page summary. The financial information is called a “shopping sheet.”
The responsibility of paying for college is shifting; it’s falling more now on students and their families, as state funding declines.