On the surface, President Obama's economic speech on Wednesday was little more than warmed over political boilerplate. But was there a deeper strategy at work?
Average spending on college in the 2012-2013 academic year was $21,178, similar to last year's spending level, a new report shows.
Here's why declaring financial independence is the holy grail for college students hunting for better aid packages -- and why it's so difficult.
While Washington fiddles on the student loan crisis, the states are trying to hold off the burn. But when it comes to real solutions, Oregon may have found the key.
An effort to restore lower interest rates on student loans fails in the U.S. Senate.
How much money do you stand to gain -- or lose -- on Washington's current student loan interest rate proposals? Use this calculator to find out.
The interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans doubled Monday and could stay doubled unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates.
On July 1, interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans are set to double. Here's how the latest cliff is already affecting students -- and the economy.
The financial state of a majority of elderly Americans is tenuous at best. And when your older relatives die, some of their money problems can become your problems.
Young adults typically get a bad rap when it comes to debt, but new research shows youthful consumers have gotten a lot smarter about using credit cards.
Most people would consider living in a van an embarrassment, but Ken Ilungas just views it as a smart choice that let him get his graduate degree while staying debt free.
Maybe you're out of a job, aren't earning enough, or simply don't know where to begin. What do you do if you can't pay back your student loans? Here's a guide:
Unless the government acts soon, rates on subsidized student loans will double as of July 1, putting further pressure on America's next wave of college students.
That birthday check from grandma is more than a present -- it's an opportunity to start letting your child learn how to handle money in the future.
Much has been written lately about the financial plight of Generation X. But buck up, Gen Xers: Considering what we've gone through these past few decades, we're doing OK.
Unlike many of us, Barack and Michelle Obama are multimillionaires. But, like us, they could make some improvements to their finances.
529 plans are a great way to save for college, but within them lies an expensive trap for the unwary. Fortunately, it's an easy trap to dodge -- if you do your homework.
Many parents don't realize that there are alternatives to 529 plans that can often produce even better results for those looking to make the most of their college savings.
If your kid's dream college is on the wrong side of the state line, you may think you're doomed to killer tuition bills. But there are ways to dodge those out-of-state rates.
House lawmakers are ready to pass legislation that links student loan rates to the financial markets in spite of a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to help people struggling with heavy student loan debt get the same kind of ability to refinance that mortgage-holders have.
If your dream idea of college is equal parts prestige degree and "Van Wilder," wake up to fiscal reality: Here are a few dreams you could sacrifice to keep the...