Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:05 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Students facing overwhelming college loan payments sometimes are able to have that debt forgiven. But then they are hit with a tax bill. New legislation seeks to change that.

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:14 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

By 2021, families with income up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at in-state 4-year public colleges and universities under Clinton’s plan.

Monday, July 18, 2016 6:05 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been hard to pin down on student loans.

Thursday, July 07, 2016 3:28 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Hillary Clinton is borrowing an idea from her former Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders that would remove the burden of paying for college from many families.

Thursday, June 02, 2016 2:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Students duped into taking out loans to pay for college could get a tax break if a new Senate bill gets some traction.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7:05 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

A growing percentage of parents say their children will use student loans to pay for college.

Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:21 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The 2016 average student debt total is $37,173, a bump of 6.05% over 2015 and the largest it’s ever been.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:43 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has asked a federal court to shut down a student debt-relief company that charged students millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 1:22 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The recent Fed rate hike affects private student loans, too. Borrowers might want to take a second look at their most recent billing statements.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:59 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Fintech startup MPOWER Financing is offering personal loans to students for things like tuition or university-sponsored services without the need for collateral.

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