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Illinois AG sues, alleging student loan debt scams

CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against two companies she says are scamming people who are paying student loan debts.

July 14, 2014 3:09 pm
Former Illinois lawmaker running for Indiana treasurer

Former Illinois lawmaker running for Indiana treasurer

INDIANAPOLIS | A former Illinois state representative is set to become the Indiana Democratic Party's candidate for state treasurer.

May 23, 2014 6:00 pm
State treasurer candidate focuses on financial education

State treasurer candidate focuses on financial education

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Kelly Mitchell is making financial education the cornerstone of her campaign for Indiana state treasurer.

April 02, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Parents and students can learn about college aid

LOWELL | The Lowell High School Guidance Department will conduct a Parent Financial Aid Meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the school auditorium, 1505 E. Commercial Ave. Students and parents should park in the south parking lot and enter through Entrance 1.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am
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July 08, 2013 12:00 am

Congress can't agree again; student loan interest to double

WASHINGTON | Student loan rates will double — at least for a while — after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before today's deadline, senators said Thursday.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am
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June 14, 2013 12:00 am
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June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Student loan interest rates to double unless Congress acts

Student loan interest rates to double unless Congress acts

INDIANAPOLIS | Next time you're at the grocery store or a RailCats game or anywhere out and about in the region, look around -- almost one of every five adults you see owes money on student loans.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am Related

Senate defeats Democratic, Republican student loan plans

WASHINGTON | College students faced increasing uncertainty about the cost of new student loans after senators failed Thursday to advance partisan proposals to keep interest rates from doubling on July 1.

June 06, 2013 5:06 pm

New law entitles recent vets to in-state college tuition

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 04, 2013 5:15 pm Related

Local residents report disturbing student loan debt trends

The fiscal noose created by Cindy Dutka's student loan debt has choked off the 54-year-old's ability to pay rent or get credit to buy a car, a house or anything else in this economy.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Gary man gets stuck with stranger's student loan debt

Gary man gets stuck with stranger's student loan debt

Every month since 2009, the U.S. Department of Education has taken between $80 and $290 of Vernon Williams' disability check to pay back student loans to Northern Illinois University.

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Sen. Durbin calls for passage of student loan bill

CHICAGO | There are big differences between private student loans and federal student loans, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is encouraging students to know the differences.

August 21, 2012 7:15 pm

Keep student loan interest rates low to help new grads

My granddaughter just graduated from Purdue, and she fortunately was able to land a job at Purdue University. But she has a large student loan to pay off, her new salary is a starting salary, and she is struggling to pay for her living expenses, credit card and student loans, etc.

June 28, 2012 12:00 am

Daniels mum about Purdue presidency

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels would not comment Wednesday on whether he'll be named president of Purdue University today, but the term-limited Republican sure sounded like a man who has been doing a lot of thinking about college and university issues.

June 20, 2012 7:05 pm
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May 05, 2012 12:00 am

Don't rush the exits on student loans

At the recent Group of 20 (G-20) meeting in Toronto, President Barack Obama warned his international counterparts against "rushing to the exits too quickly." The president believes that continued, strategic government spending is crucial to stimulating the economy and ending the recession.

July 13, 2010 12:00 am

Student loan relief

June 30, 2009 7:00 pm
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