student loans http://wamc.org en Parents Decry Student Loan Debt During Telephone Town Hall http://wamc.org/post/parents-decry-student-loan-debt-during-telephone-town-hall <p></p><p>A New York congressman from the Hudson Valley recently held a telephone town hall on what he calls the ongoing student debt crisis.</p><p>With federal student loan debt surpassing more than $1.2 trillion, Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held the telephone town hall for constituents of his 18<sup>th</sup> congressional district.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:54:29 +0000 Allison Dunne 94302 at http://wamc.org Parents Decry Student Loan Debt During Telephone Town Hall Graduation, Then Debt, For Many Students http://wamc.org/post/graduation-then-debt-many-students <p>Graduating college students will soon receive&nbsp;their diplomas, and for some,&nbsp;hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. Kelsey Comtois, a student at Western New England University, takes a look at the personal toll college&nbsp;debt&nbsp;is having&nbsp;on&nbsp;students. Wed, 14 May 2014 12:13:49 +0000 Kelsey Comtois 90398 at http://wamc.org Graduation, Then Debt, For Many Students Congressional Corner with Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Student loans and college costs are a constant worry for many Americans.</span></p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses what he says is only a short-term fix.</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 73385 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-joe-courtney-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>President Obama has targeted college costs and student loan debt in recent addresses.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that students are about to get a break.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 72464 at http://wamc.org White House Backs Student Loan Compromise, Sanders Disputes http://wamc.org/post/white-house-backs-student-loan-compromise-sanders-disputes <p></p><p></p><p>The White House is urging Congress to pass a bipartisan compromise on student loans that would offer lower interest rates for the next few years. But Vermont’s junior Senator is critical of the deal. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 69849 at http://wamc.org White House Backs Student Loan Compromise, Sanders Disputes 7/12/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/71213-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p></p><p>Topics:<br>Farm Bill<br>Fillibuster Limit<br>Debt Collection<br>Bulger Trial<br>Student Loan Snag</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69047 at http://wamc.org Senator Sanders Calls for Action to Address High Average Student Loan Debt http://wamc.org/post/senator-sanders-calls-action-address-high-average-student-loan-debt <p></p><p></p><p>A new report from the U.S. Joint Economic Committee shows two-thirds of college graduates have student loan debt. It also finds that the amount of debt is more than 60 percent of the average annual income for recent graduates. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 67389 at http://wamc.org Senator Sanders Calls for Action to Address High Average Student Loan Debt Congressional Corner with Peter Welch http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-peter-welch-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Student loan debt is close to crisis levels for many people.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that interest rates must not increase.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 65813 at http://wamc.org 5/20/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/52013-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br><a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/19/have-new-controversies-hurt-obama-has-gop-overreacted/?hpt=hp_t2">Obama Poll</a><br><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/19/student-debt-weighs-on-overall-economy/2321133/">Student Debt</a><br><a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-report-yahoo-board-acquire-tumblr-11-billion-20130519,0,1922681.story">Yahoo buys Tumblr</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Odato-IG-report-Work-of-rogue-tax-squad-sloppy-4529857.php">IG report: Work of rogue tax squad sloppy at best</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Sampson-earmark-missing-4529790.php">Sampson earmark missing</a></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 David Guistina 65101 at http://wamc.org CT Officials Seek to Stop Student Loan Increase http://wamc.org/post/ct-officials-seek-stop-student-loan-increase <p>Several members of Connecticut&#39;s congressional delegation are calling for a stop to a planned interest&nbsp;rate increase on student loans.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney and Rosa DeLauro will be joined by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal for a news conference Monday at the Legislative Office Building. They&#39;re trying to draw attention to how the interest&nbsp;rate on subsidized Stafford student loans is set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:57:08 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41741 at http://wamc.org CT Officials Seek to Stop Student Loan Increase