Perspectives on how the student loan debt in America stacks up

Money on the Street Interviews: What’s Your Opinion of Student Loan Debt in America?

July 13, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

Half-clothed beachgoers give some very serious answers about their thoughts on federal student loans and the debt they cause.

Parents Still Don’t Know How to Teach Their Kids About Money

July 11, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Even though parents want to have a conversation, bad habits are passed down through generations

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The College Savings Option Everybody Forgets

July 5, 2017 | Gregory Cox

21 years later, 529 plans get no respect — even though they save on taxes, too.

Students Relying Less on Parents to Pay for College

June 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

 Facing higher costs, teens are relying more on scholarships, grants and their own savings.

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Student Loans: What America Doesn’t Know Is Killing Us

June 20, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most borrowers have no idea what they’ll owe in the future – or even how many years their loans are for

How Do I Stop Being a Co-Signer On A Student Loan?

June 14, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to stop being financially responsible for someone else’s debt.

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How The Government Adds To Student Loan Debt When It Tries To Lower It

June 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

What happens when an obscure lawsuit sways a federal judge? Chaos.

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What You Can Learn About Money From A Commencement Speech

May 29, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here are six lessons not only for new grads, but for everyone.

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Can Volunteer Firefighters Get Student Loan Forgiveness?

May 24, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if you need a real job to get real debt relief.

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Why You Should Refinance Your Student Loans

May 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As college costs continue to grow, graduates should refinance their loans sooner to lower interest rates, which means you could pay off your loan sooner.

How To Win A Scholarship: Apply 63 Times

May 1, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Caitlyn Remick knows how to dress up — and save up.

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Ask The Expert: Should We NOT Send Our Son To College?

April 26, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader and his wife are arguing about college for their son.

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Student Loans Make Millennials Desperate

April 11, 2017 | Joe Pye

Nearly 90 percent of young employees would commit to an employer for 5 years – if it helped them pay back their debt.

Can’t Pick a Career? TV Can Help

April 7, 2017 | Joe Pye

Research shows nearly 25 percent of high school students pick their career based on something they saw on TV or in a movie.

Millennials can't save? Not true

Educated And Employed

March 28, 2017 | Joe Pye

2017 shows the highest hiring rates for entry level jobs in 15 years.

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Paying Double: How Do Twins Afford College?

February 27, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Nadia Garcia is the Debt.com’s 10th scholarship recipient, and the first twin to win.

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Need College Money? Be a Sugar Baby

February 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Need to pay for college? Sugar Babies on this “not an escort” site go to some pricy schools around the country.

Most Employees Don’t Get the Student Loan Help They Need

January 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Companies could be doing their employees a huge service if they offered some — and sometimes better — student loan repayment assistance.

Dvorkin On Debt: Pan’s Plan

January 2, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Ronald Pan is the latest Debt.com scholarship winner, for three big reasons.

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Ask The Expert: Do I NEED To Go To College? [video]

December 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A young reader wants to know his financial options after high school.

The Hardest-Working Woman In Scholarships

November 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Abby Marion never gives up, so we gave in. She’s the ninth Debt.com scholarship winner.

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5 Creative Ways To Reduce Student Loan Debt

October 26, 2016 | Debt.com

You don’t have to spend 15 years repaying your student loans and struggling. Here’s how you can do it faster.

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How to Use 529 College Savings and Not Run Afoul of the IRS

October 18, 2016 | Money Talks News

They’re great for covering the cost of tuition and more, but you need to follow the rules or the tax man will get you.

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Ask The Expert: Should I Wait To Go To College Till Hillary Wins?

October 5, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to wait until Hillary Clinton launcher her “free college” program.

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Parents Are Saving Better for College

September 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most parents are saving for their child’s education, and they’re saving more money.

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Ask The Expert: My Husband Hates 529 Plans. Is He Right?

September 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.

Millennials can't save? Not true

What A Millennial Thinks Is His Generation’s Greatest Weakness

September 20, 2016 | Debt.com

It’s their dependency on their parents for financial decisions.

Millennials Care More About Happiness Than Money

September 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Income is last on the list for what young people want out of work, and it’s affecting how they interpret the value of money.

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Your Choice of College May Come Down to Location

September 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The best colleges are in cities with some of the most expensive off-campus housing. It costs more to live near Stanford than actually attend it.

Student loan debt stays with you

ITT Tech Closes – How to Get Your Student Loan Debt Forgiven

September 9, 2016 | Steve Rhode

If you took out loans while attending ITT Tech and haven’t graduated, you need to read this.

Dvorkin On Debt: From Homeless To College

August 29, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The eighth Debt.com scholarship winner has two goals: Find a home and become an artist.

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Don’t Put College On Your Credit Card

August 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most public schools charge convenience fees that can put you out hundreds of extra dollars a year

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Most Kids Expect Parents to Pay for Any College They Want

August 8, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most kids already anticipate their parents paying for college, regardless of what institution it is.

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Off to College Next Year? Now You Can Apply for Aid Sooner

August 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

You can now apply for financial aid a year in advance

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Most Everyone Thinks College Is Worth It

August 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most everyone believes college is worth the investment, but a lot of Americans wish that it were free.

Students Are Missing Out on Thousands of Dollars

July 28, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Many households don’t think they qualify for need-based financial aid – they’re wrong.

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Employers Now Use Financial Background in the Hiring Process

July 25, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The impact credit scores now have on those seeking out employment

Federal student loan relief keeps cash in your hand

Ask The Expert: Can A Dying Person Co-Sign My Student Loan?

July 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks he found a loophole: Ask a relative with terminal cancer to co-sign his loan.

MOOCs can teach a lot, but they won't give you credibility. Yet.

Parents are Already Back-to-School Shopping

July 5, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most parents are already doing some sort of back-to-school shopping even though it’s only halfway through summer.

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Ask The Expert: Co-Sign For My Kid’s Student Loan?

June 29, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s daughter is pleading with him, but he’s hesitating till he hears from Howard.