Education costs

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the SEIU Unions For All Summit on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
October 08, 2019 - 2:30 am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is proposing higher education policies that would make community and technical college free while making existing federal college loan programs more generous. The $750 billion plan represents a major expansion of the federal government's role in educating...
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FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019, photo shows a Chase Bank Slate credit card in New Orleans. On Monday, Oct. 7, the Federal Reserve releases its August report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
October 07, 2019 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing increased at a solid pace in August, helped by the biggest jump in auto and student loans in three years. The Federal Reserve says total credit rose $17.9 billion after a $23 billion increase in July. The August strength came from a $19.8 billion increase in the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, models wear creations for Gucci women's Spring-Summer 2016 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy. Italian fashion house Gucci is launching $1.5 million in U.S. university scholarships aimed at reaching students who are ''traditionally underrepresented'' in the fashion industry. The scholarship program is part of Gucci's multi-pronged response to the uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
October 07, 2019 - 7:06 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci is to offer $1.5 million in U.S. university scholarships to students who are "traditionally underrepresented" in the fashion industry. The program forms part of Gucci's response to the uproar over its $890 sweater that resembled blackface. Along with the...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo students walk around a RAMS sign at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. Thinking of refinancing your student loans? Make sure you understand the pros and cons before deciding, and know how to make yourself look good to lenders. Here's how to check whether refinancing would make sense for you and how to improve your financial picture. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 17, 2019 - 9:39 am
Glossy mailers promising low rates and cleverly crafted ads on your favorite podcast might leave you wondering: Should you refinance your student loans? With over $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in America as of March 2019, student loan refinance companies have an incentive to entice you. And a...
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September 05, 2019 - 11:21 am
A new report finds that confusing rules in a student loan forgiveness program have led to rejections for thousands of applicants. The Government Accountability Office says the Education Department should simplify the application for the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness program...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019, file photo, pedestrians walk on the campus at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. College students who earned money this summer can make the most of it by including a few longer-term financial goals in their budgeting. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 05, 2019 - 7:33 am
What you do with your paychecks in college can affect your financial life long after you toss your graduation cap. By saving money and repaying debt now, you're doing Future You a huge favor. Of course, you need to take care of Present You, too. Set aside what you've budgeted for this year's...
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August 30, 2019 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has issued a new rule on loan forgiveness for students defrauded by their colleges, a rewrite of Obama-era regulations that advocates say will make it tougher for students to get relief. DeVos says schools must be held accountable but that the Obama...
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The BP Energy Center, a building where nonprofits and groups can meet, is shown in Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. BP announced plans Aug. 27, 2019, to sell its Alaska assets to Hilcorp, and its plan to pull out of Alaska could leave a big hole for nonprofits and other programs that benefited from the oil giant's donations and its employee volunteers. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
August 28, 2019 - 5:46 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP's plan to pull out of Alaska could leave a big hole for nonprofits and other programs that benefited from the oil giant's donations and its employee volunteers. BP on Tuesday announced it would sell its Alaska assets to Hilcorp in a deal expected to close next year. BP,...
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President Donald Trump holds up a presidential memorandum that he signed that discharges the federal student loan debt of totally and permanently disabled veterans following his speech at the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Convention in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 21, 2019 - 2:14 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. Trump ordered the Education Department to "eliminate every penny of federal student...
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FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo a sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington. The Trump administration has hired a longtime student loan industry executive to be the federal government’s top watchdog for the $1.5 trillion student loan market. Robert Cameron will serve as the CFPB’s new student loan ombudsman, the bureau said Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 16, 2019 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration has hired a longtime student loan industry executive to be the federal government's top watchdog for the $1.5 trillion student loan market. Robert Cameron will serve as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new student loan ombudsman, the bureau said...
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