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  • Student loans: Top 10 states with the highest debt levels

    Going to college or university isn't cheap, and with an average debt of $29,400, many graduates will be paying for their student loans long after graduation day. These states are home to the highest average student debts among loan-carrying, graduating seniors in 2012, according to The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). Can you guess which state had the highest? 

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  • Will your degree get you a good job? US proposes test for for-profit colleges.

    The proposed 'gainful employment' regulations would take away a program's eligibility for federal student aid if too many of its students defaulted on student loans or had debts too high relative to earnings.

  • Obama, touting a college education, urges seniors: fill out financial aid form

    President Obama visited a Miami high school Friday to raise awareness about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and outline his efforts to get more students to complete it.

  • Student loans: Top 10 states with the highest debt levels

    Going to college or university isn't cheap, and with an average debt of $29,400, many graduates will be paying for their student loans long after graduation day. These states are home to the highest average student debts among loan-carrying, graduating seniors in 2012, according to The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). Can you guess which state had the highest? 

  • FAFSA student aid and 7 ways to pay for college (+video)

    FAFSA student aid application is your first tool in getting college financial aid. Read on for details of the FAFSA student aid application and more ways to help pay for your child's college education.

  • The great college aid game: Ways students can avoid full sticker price

    For five New Rochelle High School seniors who have applied to colleges, January has been spent facing a new pile of forms – for financial aid. Most students never pay full tuition, but it takes savvy help to make that happen.

  • Student loans: 10 states with the lowest college debt

    Seven in 10 college seniors who graduated in 2012 took on student loans along the way, to the tune of $29,400 on average, according to a recent study from The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) But debt levels aren’t uniform across the country. Read on for the 10 states with the lowest average student debt levels, according to TICAS. Can you guess which state had the lowest?

  • The great college aid game: Five seniors juggle desire and reality (+video)

    As this school year's great college aid game gets started, the Monitor and The Hechinger Report follow five New Rochelle High School seniors in their quest through the labyrinth of college admissions and financial aid.

  • Student debt report: More graduates have it ... and have more of it

    Among 2012 graduates of four-year colleges in the US, 71 percent finished school in debt, up from 68 percent in 2008, according to the report. The average estimated student debt: $29,400.

  • The Simple Dollar Early retirement isn't a pipe dream

    Retiring early and living off the interest of your investments is a marvelous goal, but it requires a tremendous amount of work and a fair number of difficult choices to make it there before retirement. Some people are willing to pursue it – others aren’t.

  • Six ways to prepare for a temporary layoff

    Many Americans are starting to feel the pinch of reduced federal spending.Government and even nongovernment workers face furloughs or even layoffs as the budget purse strings tighten. Here are six ways to get ready for a furlough or unexpected layoff:

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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