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Christie signs bill to forgive college loans if student dies

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed legislation allowing certain New Jersey student loans to be forgiven if the borrower dies.

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There’s only one answer to skyrocketing college debt

Judi Franco has a solution to not even worry about college debt in the first place.

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New steps to help people with disabilities and student loans

The Obama administration is taking steps to help people with disabilities get their student loan debt forgiven, safeguarding their Social Security payments.

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Government: You won’t be cuffed for student loan defaults

Defaulting on student loans will not earn you a one-way ticket to jail.

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Gov’t creates new student aid enforcement office

The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.

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Obama administration seeks Pell grant expansion

The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell grant program to help more students graduate from college -- by providing them with money to attend classes year-round and reward them for taking more credits.

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How to keep student loans from breaking the bank

Q. Our youngest son just graduated from film school, and while he looks for full-time work, he’s doing some project work in the industry. He has federal student loans but also $94,000 in private loans with a $850 monthly tab. It has a 14-year payback term with no option to extend. He could put it in forbearance for a year with the interest still accumulating. I’m pulling from retirement funds to help now, but we don’t know what to do. Help!

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Obama administration looks to new rules to curb student debt

U.S. colleges will face new restrictions on using debit cards to distribute financial aid, and more people will have income-based options for repaying student loans under a pair of regulations given final approval by the Obama administration on Tuesday.

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Millennials delaying milestones thanks to student debt

Millennials are delaying milestones like buying a home, buying a car, getting married and having children because of their education debt.

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College education affordability pushed by Washington

As the cost of higher-education soars, a New Jersey congresswoman is helping spearhead the effort to pass a measure designed to produce a debt-free college education.

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