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Student loan rates set to double as July 1 deadline looms

On July 1 interest rates for federally subsidized Stafford Loans will double for 7.4 million students unless Congress takes action.

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Obama's student loan plan: Short-term gains, no solutions

With the economy still "depressed" and student debt at an all-time high, policymakers and students should be discussing reforms to the way interest rates are calculated.

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$1 trillion in debt, students lobby Congress for action

College activists lobbied Congress for relief last month during the United States Student Association's annual legislative conference.

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Across Missouri, protests against payday loan decision

The St. Louis rally was held simultaneously with other rallies in Kansas City and Jefferson City, the Missouri state capital.

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Fired for student debt, woman challenges TransUnion

Got debt? Beware! Your employer may fire you for it.

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Missourians push to cap payday loan interest rates

Payday loan companies can charge up to 1,950 percent interest; Missouri voters may be able to change that in November.

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More elderly are poor; net worth for young people worsens

The U.S. Census Bureau calculates that nearly twice as many older Americans qualify as poor than had been previously thought. At the same time, net worth disparity between younger and older is at an all-time high.

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Bill Clinton: youth, student vote is critical

If African Americans, Latinos, first time voters and students defy predictions and vote in large numbers November 2, Democrats can prevent a Republican takeover of Congress.

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Students celebrate education aid overhaul in House health bill

Nationwide college students are celebrating and applauding leaders of the House of Representatives after they passed major student aid reform along with the historic health care bill on Sunday.

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Student loan victory

Young people and their parents had two reasons to celebrate yesterday's passage of the sweeping health care reform bill.