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Tax Tips: What All New College Grads Need To Know

Welcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.


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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.


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Federal Reserve: Millenials Face Tough Labor Market, Rising College Prices

New data from the Federal Reserve in St. Louis shows that millenials have 10 percent less wealth than their 1989 counterparts.


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ITT Technical Institute Sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The for-profit school chain supposedly pressures students into taking out expensive loans.


McCaskill To Talk Student Loans at MU

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is promoting a plan to cut interest rates on federally subsidized student loans.


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Market Rates For The Middle Class

With a couple of simple fixes from Congress, billions of dollars could be put into the economy by allowing middle class families to refinance their mortgages and by keeping student loans at market rates. Maybe […]


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Shimkus Against Legislation Allowing Students to Declare Bankruptcy on Student Loans

Shimkus: they need to accept the responsibility for that choice



Less Selective Schools see Higher Loan Defaults

Schools in the St. Louis area have student loan default rates that are more than double the national average.


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20% Student Loan Defaults at Some Area Schools

That’s more than twice as high as the national average of 8.8 percent.


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