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Online Article From Time Inc.
Liz Weston / Reuters Dec. 2, 2014
Headlines about daunting student loan burdens may leave you scared to borrow altogether. But a college degree is worth the investment, even if that means taking on some debt.
By ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS
The private student-loan market is expanding.
Lenders gave out $7.04 billion of such loans for the 2013-14 academic year, up 6% from a year prior and 25% from 2010-11, when originations bottomed out, according to a new repo...
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(CNN) — There’s no doubt that it’s a tough time for families pondering the value of a college degree.
On the one hand, there’s...
CU Student Loans Thrive Despite Market Woes
By Peter Strozniak July 20, 2014
The barrage of dismal news reports may be shaping a public perception that a financial crisis is looming for the $1.2 trillion student loan debt market. News of high defa...
Especially in comparison to todayâs private loans which are carefully underwritten, resulting in a high quality asset with predictable performance.
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Some very good points were made in this study and as the topic of Student Lending continues to heat up in Washington DC it’s worth recognizing the performance differences between federal and private loans:
“Between 2007 and 2012, feder...
A San Francisco startup called Social Finance Inc. has raised $77.2 million in venture capital for a service that promises to give students access to relatively low loan rates through networks of alumni investors……… more