Average spending on college in the 2012-2013 academic year was $21,178, similar to last year's spending level, a new report shows.
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 Ilgunas 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.
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.
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.
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.
Solving your childrens' financial problems may seem the right thing to do, but instilling the confidence to solve their own issues helps them to face their own roadblocks.
A horror movie takes aim at the most terrifying thing in the world ... student loan debt!
As controversy grows around President Obama's latest student loan relief proposal, one fact is becoming clear: Most former students won't get much relief from it.
It's only getting harder for parents to pay for their children's college bills alone -- so help from generous relatives can be a godsend. But be warned: If the college...
To solve the student-loan crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking the public for their ideas.
The student loan crisis may be even worse than it previously appeared: Not only are college students graduating with more debt than ever, but their risk of defaulting on...
These three people made ambitious financial New Year's resolutions. If your goal for 2013 is to fix your finances, let their money goals inspire you.