student loans

Student Loan Series
1:05 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Part One Of Student Loan Series Assesses Legislative Efforts To Control Costs

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Student loan debt now outstrips credit card debt in the United States and some are concerned that if college costs cannot be contained, the nation’s future economic growth could be compromised.  In today’s installment of our special series on student loans, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at how legislative efforts might impact the cost of college.

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Hudson Valley News
8:54 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Parents Decry Student Loan Debt During Telephone Town Hall

A New York congressman from the Hudson Valley recently held a telephone town hall on what he calls the ongoing student debt crisis.

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 18th congressional district.

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New England News
8:13 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Graduation, Then Debt, For Many Students

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Graduating college students will soon receive their diplomas, and for some, hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. Kelsey Comtois, a student at Western New England University, takes a look at the personal toll college debt is having on students.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

 Student loans and college costs are a constant worry for many Americans.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses what he says is only a short-term fix.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney

  President Obama has targeted college costs and student loan debt in recent addresses.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that students are about to get a break.

North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

White House Backs Student Loan Compromise, Sanders Disputes

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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.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

7/12/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf. Joe Donahue moderates.

Farm Bill
Fillibuster Limit
Debt Collection
Bulger Trial
Student Loan Snag

New York News
12:30 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Senator Sanders Calls for Action to Address High Average Student Loan Debt

From the report “The Causes and Consequences of Increasing Student Debt”
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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.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch

  Student loan debt is close to crisis levels for many people.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that interest rates must not increase.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

5/20/13 - Panel

  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.

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