The EduAve Blog

11 08, 2013

The Truth about the $1Trillion Student Loan Debt


I felt compelled to reply to this editorial claiming the taxpayer is bailing out students with loans in the August 11, 2013 in the Wall Street Journal:  The Rolling Student Loan Bailout

The trillion dollar student loan debt results from the cumulative borrowing over the last few decades. Let’s not confuse political administrations with facts. The genesis of this problem pre-dates the current administration. Consider that students don’t have to start paying their undergraduate Stafford loans until six months after they graduate or leave college. In most situations undergraduate students can’t borrow but a fraction of the costs through Stafford loans. […]

2 08, 2013

Congress Approves Lower Student Loan Rates!


They said it could not be done!  However, we finally have a decision from Congress on the student loan rates that will apply to college borrowers! Many college students and their parents borrow each year in order to pay for college but the loan terms were in limbo. Federal student loans rates are usually set by June 30th.  However, this year, they were hung up in both the Senate and Congress due to bipartisan disagreement. Earlier in July the House passed a bill that set interest rates at 6.8% plus fees for both subsidized and unsubsidized loans and 7.9% for […]