Perkins Student Loan Program Gets Shanked

Politico is reporting “A bipartisan attempt to extend the federal Perkins Loan ahead of a Saturday deadline appears to be dead in both chambers of Congress, at least for now. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee on Thursday blocked legislation in the Senate that would have kept the decades-old loan program alive for two more years. … Read more

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

If you’re like most people, your student loans probably feel a bit like a ball and chain that you’ve been dragging through your life for years. Every month, you dutifully make a payment knowing that you’ll be making that same payment next month, the month after that, and so on. But what if you didn’t … Read more

Proposed Student Loan Changes May Make It Easier to Pay

The Department of Education will publicly issue a notice of proposed rulemaking tomorrow that could make it easier for people with loans from the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins) Program, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Programs. Consumers wishing to offer any public comment on these proposed … Read more