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2017

June

Betsy DeVos Is Rolling Back 2 Rules Aimed at For-Profit Colleges, Business Insider (Associated Press), June 14

DeVos to Redo Two Obama-Era Rules on For-Profit Schools, The Hill, June 14

Tuition Recovery Fund Would Give Vulnerable Students Extra Level of Security, Boston Globe, June 12

Help for Home Buyers Burdened by Student Debt, Wall Street Journal, June 11

Memphis Becomes First City to Offer Student Debt Benefit, Employee Benefit Adviser, June 9

Propuesta Busca Proteger Estudiantes de Universidad Privada, Telemundo Boston, June 7

Advocates Push for Tuition-Recovery Fund, Boston Globe, June 6

As I See It: Insuring Tuition, Loans at For-Profit Schools, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 6

Eddy and Babcock: Greater Fraud Protections for Students, The MetroWest Daily News, June 5 (also The Milford Daily News)

Employers Targeting Millennials in Recruitment. Majority to Implement Student Loan Assistance, EconIntersect.com, June 3

May

Know Your Options to Reduce Student Loan Payments, Student Loan Ranger, U.S. News & World Report, May 31

The Cost of Borrowing for College Is About to Go Up, NBC News, May 30

In the College and Career Information Gap, Libraries Could Make the Difference | Higher Ground, School Library Journal, May 30

Boston Is Testing Out a Tuition-Free College Program, Boston Business Journal, May 30

Trying to Hire Millennials? Offer to Help Pay Student Loans, Central Valley Business Times (CA), May 25

Despite Trump’s Budget, Student Loan Experts Urge Borrowers to Stay Calm, WGBH, May 24

Trump Budget Proposals: Potential Impact for Student Loan Borrowers, Student Loan Ranger, U.S. News & World Report, May 24

Donald Trump’s Budget Cuts Back Key Student Loan Programs, USA Today, May 23

What Is (and Isn’t) in the Budget for Student Borrowers, CNN, May 23

What Student Loan Borrowers Can Expect in Trump’s Change to One Vendor, USA Today, May 22

6 Month Plan To Prepare For Student Loan Repayment, Student Loan Ranger, U.S. News & World Report, May 17

Student Loan Benefits Available to Military Servicemembers, Huffington Post, May 12

Federal Student Loans Are About to Get More Expensive, Consumer Reports, May 11

3 Creative Benefits That Attract and Retain Top Talent, Recruiter.com, May 11

Want Less College Debt? Graduate Sooner, Student Loan Ranger, US News & World Report, May 10

For-Profit Colleges Under Scrutiny as Students Default on Loans, Capital News Service (Virginia Commonwealth University), May 10

What You Need to Know About Student Aid, "The Take," New England Cable News, May 8

Employers Offer New Benefit: Help Paying Off Student Debts, Newsday (Long Island), May 5

Millennials Buried Under Student Debt May Get Some Relief From Employers, Ledger-Enquirer (GA/AL), May 3

New Fannie Mae Rules Help Home Buyers, Owners, Student Loan Ranger, U.S. News & World Report, May 3

Training vs. Student Loan Repayment: Where’s the Greater ROI?, Chief Learning Officer, May 3

Parents, Here’s How Fannie Mae’s New Student Debt Relief Programs Will Work for You, Housing Wire, May 3

‘Free’ College Programs Will Still Cost You, NerdWallet, May 2

Cutting Edge Benefits Attract Top Employees, HR Dive, May 2

Federal Student Loans Are About To Get More Expensive, Consumer Reports, May 1

April

Parent Plus Loans Face Potential Reform, Student Loan Ranger, U.S. News & World Report, April 26

Student Loan Holders Catch a Home-Buying Break, Nerdwallet, April 26

Student Loan Assistance Creates Value for Employers and Employees, HR Dive, April 25

Asian American Civic Association Celebrates Graduation for Advanced English Levels, Sampan, April 21

Free Ride? Ha. Don’t Get Taken For a Ride with Financial Aid Offers, CNBC, April 21

Should DeVos Block an Embattled Student Loan Giant’s Expansion?, Bloomberg, April 21

What Every High School Senior Must Know About Student Loans, Student Loan Ranger, U.S. News & World Report, April 19

Getting Schooled, Human Resource Executive Online, April 19

Lapsed Student Loan Payments May Cost You a Tax Refund, The New York Times, April 14

Student Loan Debt and How It Affects Young Workers, GoodCall, April 13

Berkeley Forum Hosts Panel on Student Debt, The Daily Californian, April 13

Can’t Pay Your Student Loan Bill? Here’s What to Do, Associated Press, April 12

5 Strategies for Handling Student Loan Delinquency, Student Loan Ranger, U.S. News & World Report, April 12

Student Loans Make Millennials Desperate, Debt.com, April 11

Student Loan Giant Accused of Predatory Lending, The Takeaway, April 11

How to Push a College to Pare Debt From an Aid Offer, CBS MoneyWatch, April 10

Navient Lawsuit: What Student Loan Borrowers Need to Know, Nerdwallet, April 10

Beth Kobliner Says Today’s Young People Have a ‘Great Depression’ Mentality, MarketWatch and New York Post, April 6

Keystone Introduces Loan Repayment Program, Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal, April 5

Research & Commentary: Extending Employer-Provided Education Assistance to Student Loans Is a Win-Win, The Heartland Institute, April 5

Student Loan Borrowers: Don’t Panic About Forgiveness Eligibility, Student Loan Ranger, U.S. News & World Report, April 5

More Debt Among Older Adults Could Hinder Downsizing, ConstructionDIVE, April 5

Quick Guide to Employer Student Debt Benefits, SuperMoney, April 4

Financial Literacy Month Offers Events, New Online Program, Emory News Center, April 4

The American Dream Revisited, HousingWire, April 3

Companies Should Consider Helping with Student Loans, Sheboygan Press (WI), April 1

March

Considering Grad School? Your Boss Might Help Foot the Bill, CNBC, March 30

Free Digital Financial Aid Tools Available to Northwestern Students, Alumni, The Daily Northwestern (Northwestern University), March 27

Why Employers Should Provide Student Loan Assistance Benefits, HR.com, March 24

6 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Ignore Future Tuition Costs – and How You Can Pay for College Now, Chicago Parent, March 23

Young Workers Turn to Employers for Student Loan Debt SolutionsU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 22

Regs Needed to Protect Students From Bad Actors in Education, The Hill, March 22

3 Debt Questions to Ask While Choosing a CollegeU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 22

Three Big Mistakes Students Make When Accepting Financial Aid, The Simple Dollar, March 21

Monday Update: Loan Repayment Program Helps Double Keystone Applications, The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA), March 20

Students Panic After Government’s Online Financial Aid Tool Breaks Down, MarketWatch, March 19

Millennial-Friendly Benefits Worth Considering, Associations Now, March 16

The Future of Graduate Student Loan BorrowingU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 15

Employer Help with Student Loans Improves Retention, Bloomberg BNA, March 13

Student Loans Are a Buzzkill. Will the Government Really Help Us Ditch Them?, Bankrate, March 9

Employees Clamoring for Student Debt Benefit, Employee Benefit News, March 9

Don’t Say ‘Yes’ to That College Before You Check the Financial Aid Offer, CNBC, March 9

Avoid 3 Mistakes When Applying for Summer Financial AidU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 8

Generation X Homebuying Picks Up While Student Debt Remains a Drag, Construction Dive, March 8

Student Debt Still a Plague, Human Resource Executive Online, March 6

The Alarming Consequences of Co-Signing Your Child’s Student Loans, The Washington Post, March 3

Lawmakers Introduce Student Debt Legislation, Employee Benefit News, March 2

Student Debt Hurts Employees’ Financial Responsibility, Credit Union Times, March 2

The Cost of Student Loan DebtWorldatWork Journal Online, March 1

Pets and Debts: It’s Time to Reimagine Benefits for Millennial Workers, Leader’s Edge Magazine, March 1

Navigate Tax Refund Seizures for Student Loan RepaymentU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 1

February

Millennials Fret Their Student Debt Load, PlanAdviser, February 28

Individual States Try to Address Student DebtU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 22

McLellan: It Benefits You Too, Business Record, February 17

In Pursuit of Profession: Workplace Trends of 2017, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX), February 17

Have Student Loan Debt? Be Wary of These Scams, WNYC/The Takeaway, February 17

Student Loans: What DeVos Might DoU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 15

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Take Out Student LoansMoney & Career CheatSheet, February 13

60 Years Old and Still Paying Off Student Debt, Magnify Money, February 9

Tools Help Families, Student Loan Borrowers Claim Education Tax CreditsU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 8

Inside the “Obama’s Student Loan Forgiveness” Scams, The Ringer, February 7

Tips for Borrowers to Ensure Student Loans Are Serviced CorrectlyU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 1

January

The Student Loan Struggle Is Getting Worse—and Women Are Suffering Most, Yahoo Finance (via Women’s Health, April 2016), January 30

Don’t Let Your Student Loans Hold You Back - 5 Ways to Tackle Your Debt, The Huffington Post, January 27

Rubio Pushes for Student Loan Aid for Victims of Terrorism, MarketWatch, January 26

Free College Movement May Reduce Student BorrowingU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 25

5 Tips for Buying A Home if You Have Student Loans, Huffington Post, January 25

Our Wish List of Legislative Priorities for Higher Education Consumers, The Hill, January 24

Berkeley Forum Announces Spring 2017 Speaker Lineup, The Daily Californian, Notes from the Field Blog, January 22

This Is the Fastest-Growing Segment of Borrowers Burdened by Student Loans, The Boston Globe, January 22

Harmed by Navient? What Student Loan Borrowers Need to Know, USA Today, January 19

Weigh Student Debt Before Attending Early Decision CollegeU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 18

How One Social Enterprise Is Celebrating Both MLK Day And Inauguration Day, Forbes, January 17

Loans Forgiven for Students of Defunct American Career Institute, Worcester Telegram, January 13

3 Financial Aid Traps for Nontraditional Students to Avoid, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 11

How Stuck-in-the-Middle Parents Can Afford College, USA Today, January 10

Salt’s Quest to Demystify Student Loans and Get Students Excited about Budgeting, InvestmentZen, January 6

Advice for Families Facing College Cost, Loan Repayment Woes, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 4

2016

December

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Student Loan Borrowers, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, December 28, 2016

Until Debt Do Us Part: When Shared Bills Outlast the Relationship, The Boston Globe, December 27, 2016

Student Loan Borrowers Should Be Wary of Defaulting Again, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, December 21, 2016

Student Loan Repayment: The Hottest Employee Benefit Of 2017, Forbes, December 19, 2016

Student Loan Debt: How Much is Too Much?, GoodCall, December 19, 2016

What to Know After a School’s Accreditor Loses Recognition, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, December 14, 2016

Will Changes in Online College Applications Help Students Chase the American Dream?, The Hechinger Report, December 9, 2016

What U.S. Student Loan Repayment Budget Estimates Mean to Borrowers, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, December 7, 2016

Pay Off Your Student Loans Faster In 2017, Forbes, December 6, 2016

Student Loan Repayment: 12 Rules, Squared Away Blog, December 6, 2016

American Student Assistance and Salt Promote Income Driven Repayment to More Than 1 Million Student Loan Borrowers as Part of White House Student Debt Challenge, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, December 5, 2016

American Student Assistance Hosts Workshop for Former ITT Students in MA, Westwood Patch, December 5, 2016

November

Practical Tips to Afford the Holidays, Student Loans, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, November 30, 2016

Millennials Vowing ‘I Do’ to Delayed Marriages, Global Young Voices, November 28, 2016

What Are My Student Loan Repayment Options?, The Simple Dollar, November 28, 2016

How Can You Get Your Law School Student Loans Forgiven?, JD Journal, November 25, 2016

Students Need Much Better Counseling Before Going Into Debt for College, The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, November 23, 2016

The Financial Reason Millennials Are Saying ‘I Don’t’ to Marriage, Learnvest, November 23, 2016 (also appeared in Forbes)

New Federal Regulations Could Help Families Decide About College Debt, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, November 23, 2016

HVAC Manufacturer Rolls Out Student Loan Genius Benefit Through Prudential, PublicNow, November 21, 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Let Student Debt Affect Your Marriage, The Knot, November 16, 2016

5 Possible Student Loan, Higher Ed Impacts of a Trump Presidency, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, November 16, 2016

New Rules Could Boost Student Loan Forgiveness, Consumer Reports, November 16, 2016 (also on Yahoo Finance)

Student Debt Still a Problem, University Echo (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), November 15, 2016

Student Loan Repayment Could Be 2017’s Hottest Employee Benefit, Money, November 14, 2016

University of Pittsburgh Student Debt: Financing the Future, GenFKD, November 14, 2016 (also on TheLead.com)

How Employers Could Help Solve the Student Debt Crisis, WBUR, November 11, 2016

Military Aid Helps Veterans Pay for College, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, November 9, 2016

Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers to Receive Relief With New Regulations, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, November 2, 2016

October

What to Do if You’re Falling Behind on Your Private Student Loans, Washington Post, October 27, 2016

Understanding the Statute of Limitations on Student Loans, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, October 26, 2016 (also picked up in Yahoo News)

Many College Students Are Wasting Their Loan Funds On Non-Educational Things, University Herald, October 21, 2016

ITT Tech’s Closure Leaves Students with Piles of Debt and No Degree, Boston Globe, October 20, 2016

The Student Debt Challenge Helps More Student Loan Borrowers, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, October 19, 2016

Understanding Whether - And If So, When - To Consolidate Your Student Loans, PsycIQ, American Psychological Association, October 18, 2016

You Won’t Believe What Some Students Blow School Loan Money On, USA Today, October 18, 2016

CCUA Interviews: How ‘Salt’ Provides Much-Needed Student Lending Expertise…  , CU Broadcast, October 17, 2016

Realty Economist Examines Challenges to Home Ownership, The Daily Progress, October 13, 2016

4 Ways Debt Can Impact Your Love Life, U.S. News and World Report, October 13, 2016

Homeless Empowerment Tip: The Boston Public Library’s Central Library, Spare Change News, October 12, 2016

Ensure Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, October 12, 2016

Lane and Many American Colleges Reduce Loan Default Rate, The Torch, Lane Community College, October 12, 2016

The Effects of Student Loan Debt on the Housing Market, You Are Here, WERS, 88.9 FM in Boston, October 9, 2016

Millennials Are Crippled by Student Loan Debt, and It’s Not Going Away, Electronic Urban Report, October 6, 2016

New Legislation on Student Loans Under Review, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, October 5, 2016

Student Debt Must Be Addressed in Presidential Debates, Daily Bruin, University of California at Los Angeles, October 3, 2016

SALT Financial Literacy Program Helps GRCC Students Succeed, The Collegiate, Grand Rapids Community College, October 1, 2016

September

How Student Loan Debt Causes a Chain Reaction in the Housing Market, The Boston Globe, September 30, 2016

For-Profit College Students Account for 35% of All Loan Defaults, CNN Money, September 28, 2016

Fill Out the FAFSA Early, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, September 28, 2016

What Students Can Do When For-Profit Colleges Close, The Oklahoman (NerdWallet Wire), September 23, 2016 (also picked up in USA Today and Christian Science Monitor)

Students Begin Path to Financial Literacy, The Dickinsonian, Dickinson College, September 22, 2016

Student Loan Questions: Information for ITT Tech StudentsU.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, September 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Appointment of Chopra Confirms Tough For-Profits Stance, GoodCall News, September 21, 2016

U.S. Bancorp: Millennials Concerned They Can’t Save for a Home, HousingWire, September 19, 2016

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities to Recognize 10 Honorees at its 30th Annual Conference, Oct. 8-10, 2016, San Antonio, Texas, EconoTimes, September 16, 2016

Money 101 for College Students: How to Budget, Consumer Reports, September 16, 2016

Massachusetts Non-Profit Leaders Q&A, Boston Business Journal, September 14, 2016

Research Debt Statistics Before Choosing a College, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, September 14, 2016

Education Department Releases Updated College Scorecard, GoodCall News, September 14, 2016

Salt Program Adds Spice to Personal Finance Education, The Setonian - Seton Hall University, September 14, 2016

There Is Still a Group of Students Who Need Help with Student Loans, The Boston Globe, September 13, 2016

For Many Students, UR’s Financial Aid Theories Don’t Always Match Reality, Campus Times - University of Rochester, September 11, 2016

Does It Pay to Start at Community College? Maybe, The Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2016

ITT Is Closed. So What’s Next for Students?, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Today’s News, September 8, 2016

Students May See Changes to Loan Counseling, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, September 7, 2016

It’s Not Always Smart to Pay Off Your Student Loans Early, The Washington Post, September 6, 2016

Lessons (for All College Students) of the ITT Shutdown, Time, September 6, 2016 (also picked up by Yahoo! Finance)

Report: Student Loan Servicers Hinder Income Driven Repayment Plan Adoptions, GoodCall News, September 2, 2016

Why Don’t More College Alumni Give to Their Alma Maters?, Cleveland.com, September 1, 2016

Is An Income-Driven Repayment Plan Right For You?, The Huffington Post, September 1, 2016

August

Putting Minority Student Loan Borrowers in the Black, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, August 31, 2016

Off-Campus Housing Near Colleges Drives Higher Rent, GoodCall News, August 29, 2016

American Student Assistance Ombudsman Grace Bartini Is Retiring, Politico Morning Education, Movers and Shakers, August 25, 2016

A Cautionary Tale of Student Debt Regret, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, August 24, 2016

To Help Solve the Student Debt Crisis, Let’s Enlist an Army of Financial Educators on College Campuses, The Hill Congress Blog, August 23, 2016

Castor, Realtors Call for Student Debt Refinance Legislation, Creative Loafing Tampa, August 23, 2016

Realtors join up with Kathy Castor to push for student debt reduction legislation, Saint Peters Blog, August 22, 2016

Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Debt Draws Cries for Change from Castor, Students and Realtors, Tampa Bay Business Journal, August 22, 2016

The Cascading Effects of Student Debt, Investor’s Business Daily, August 22, 2016

How I Repay My Student Loans: Real Borrowers Share Stories, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, August 17, 2016

How to Discharge Your Student Loans via Bankruptcy, Public Service & Payment Plans, Highya, August 16, 2016

Ask Brianna: Should I Pay Off My Student Loans Early? (via NerdWallet), Nasdaq, August 15, 2016 (also picked up in TribLive - Pittsburgh, The Christian Science MonitorOmaha World-HeraldAustin American-Statesman)

The Difficult Task of Qualifying for Student Loan Refinancing, The Boston Globe, August 14, 2016 (also picked up by NewsCut, Minnesota Public Radio)

Is Your Debt Affecting Your Ability to Get Married?, Brides, August 11, 2016

Fact-Checking Hillary Clinton’s Economic Policy Speech, ABC News, August 11, 2016

There’s a Teeny Tiny Bit of Good News Regarding Student Loan Debt, Madame Noire, August 11, 2016

4 Incorrect Reasons Students Don’t Apply for Financial Aid, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, August 10, 2016

Homeownership Rate Resumes Freefall, Total Mortgage, August 10, 2016

The 8 Different Options You Have to Pay Off Your Student Loans, Highya, August 8, 2016

Why Federal Student Loan Counseling Falls Short, Consumer Reports, August 3, 2016 (also picked up in Yahoo! Finance)

Consider School Accreditation When Considering its Value, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, August 03, 2016

5 Things to Do Before Co-Signing a Student Loan, Consumer Reports, August 1, 2016 (also picked up in Yahoo! Finance)

July

NAHB Survey: 82% of Americans Believe Homeownership Is a Good Investment, Construction Dive, July 28, 2016

Former U.S. Department of Education Official Pamela Moran Joins American Student Assistance Center for Consumer Advocacy, New England Board of Higher Education, Comings and Goings, July 26, 2016

Changes Coming to Student Loan Servicing, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, July 27, 2016

American Student Assistance President & CEO Paul Combe Retires, Chronicle of Higher Education, People, July 22, 2016

Pamela Moran Made Senior Adviser for American Student Assistance’s Consumer Advocacy Group, Politico Morning Education, Movers and Shakers, July 21, 2016

White House Is Wrong, Student Loan Debt Constraining Economy, Represents Systemic Risk, Seeking Alpha, July 21, 2016

Student Loan Relief, Higher Ed Benefits for the Military, U.S. News & World Report, July 20, 2016

For U. of Arkansas’s New Business Dean, it’s All About Logistics, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 17, 2016

How Arbitration Helps, Hurts Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, July 14, 2016

NAR: Renters With Student Debt Hesitant on Homeownership, Construction Dive, July 8, 2016

Student Loan Debt is Hurting Housing Sales, The Durango Herald, July 8, 2016

What Clinton’s College Affordability Plan Could Mean for You, Nerdwallet, July 8, 2016 (also picked up in San Francisco Chronicle)

Student Loan Debt is Hampering Housing Market Growth, Scotsman Guide, July 8, 2016

You Can Tame Student Debt Without Clinton’s Loan Moratorium Plan, Nerdwallet, July 6, 2016

Understand Student Loan Forbearances, Rehabilitation Payments, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, July 6, 2016

June

Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers May Have Discharge Options, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, June 29, 2016

Letter: Education is the Key When Countering Student Loans, The Topeka Capital-Journal, June 28, 2016

2 Situations That Don’t Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, June 22, 2016

Banks Offer Student Loan Repayment as Reward Benefit, The Boston Globe, June 21, 2016

GRCC Student Wins $10,000 in Scholarships, The Collegiate, June 20, 2016

Realities of Real Estate: How Millennials Will Reshape Real Estate, The Capital Gazette, June 19, 2016

Is Student Loan Debt Really Stopping People from Buying Homes?, MarketWatch, June 18, 2016

Editorial: The Real Cost of Increasing Tuition in Kansas, The Topeka Capital-Journal, June 17, 2016

6 Ways to Buy a Home Without Paying Off Your Student Loans, The Mortgage Reports, June 16, 2016

Higher Education Not Leading to Homeownership, DS News, June 16, 2016

A Reason For Widening Intergenerational Inequality, Forbes, June 16, 2016

San Antonio, Nashville Top Zillow Homeownership ‘Sweet Spots’ List, Construction Dive, June 16, 2016

Student Loan Debt Delaying First Time Buyers, Realty Biz News, June 15, 2016

Increase a Monthly Student Loan Payment to Save on Interest, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, June 15, 2016

71% of Potential Homebuyers With Student Debt Sidelined From Market, Construction Dive, June 14, 2016

Buying a Home in Raleigh? You’ll Need More Income for That Downpayment, Says Report, bizjournals.com, June 14, 2016

71 Percent Believe Student Debt Delays Homeownership, The Financial, June 14, 2016

The Latest, Hottest Workplace Perk: Student-Loan Repayment, bizjournals.com, June 14, 2016

Student Debt Blocks Out Buyers From Housing Market, Survey Suggests, June 13, 2016

Student Debt May Delay Homeownership More Than 5 Years, realtor.com, June 13, 2016

Want to Own a Home? Say No to Student Loans, The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 13, 2016 (also picked up in Toledo Blade and Union Leader-New Hampshire

NAR Survey Shows Student Debt Delays Homeownership, loansafe.org, June 13, 2016

Is Student Debt Holding Back Homeownership, The M Report, June 13, 2016

NAR Survey Shows How College, Student Debt Affect Homeownership, Housingwire, June 13, 2016

Student Loan Debt is Hurting the Housing Market, Survey Finds, The Washington Post, June 13, 2016

Companies Answer the Call on Student Debt, The Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2016

71% of Those With Student Debt Say it Delays Homeownership: Survey, CNBC, June 12, 2016

SALT Teams Up With 300+ Partner Organizations to Teach Young Adults the Financial Responsibility of Student Loans, cardrates.com, June 10, 2016

Changes Coming to Federal Student Loan Fees, Grant Amounts, U.S. News & World Report, June 8, 2016

Mortgages Easier to Get With Deferred Student Debt, U.S. News & World Report, June 1, 2016

May

Symbolism Key to Walsh’s Community College Plan, Commonwealth Magazine, May 31, 2016

Reduce Student Loan Debt by Paying Interest Early, U.S. News & World Report, May 25, 2016

What to Ask Yourself Before Using an ISA to Pay for College, NerdWallet, May 24, 2016

Explore Disability Discharges, Rehabilitation for Student Loans, U.S. News & World Report, May 18, 2016

The College Debt Crisis Is Even Worse Than You Think8 Tips for Choosing a School and What They Didn’t Teach You About Debt in College, Boston Globe Magazine, May 18, 2016

11 Ways to Cut Costs Before College to Limit Student Borrowing, USA Today College, May 13, 2016

You Can Buy A House With 3% Down… But You Shouldn’t, Seeking Alpha, May 13, 2016

One Down … Two to Go!, Huffington Post, May 12, 2016

Income Sharing Agreements: A Dangerous Distraction, The Hill, May 12, 2016

How to Buy a Home When You’re Saddled With Student Loan Debt, realtor.com, May 12, 2016

Organizations Pledge to Help Educate Student Loan Borrowers, U.S. News & World Report, May 11, 2016

NY Senate Democrats Fight to Make College Affordable, Long Island Exchange, May 9, 2016

Is Free College Tuition Possible in Michigan?, Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson, WDET, 101.9 FM, Detroit, Michigan, May 9, 2016

SALT-y About Student Loans, The Easterner, Eastern Washington University, May 9, 2016

@FinancialAidOffice: Go Social! How Financial Aid Administrators Create a Proactive Outreach Plan That Students Will Like and Follow, University Business, May 2016

Buy a Home — Even if You Have Student Loans — With These 5 Tips, USA Today, May 7, 2016

Be Like Malia: A Gap Year Can Be an Adventure, Service or Time to Fund College, MarketWatch, May 7, 2016

SALT and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities Partner to Lift Students’ Financial Skills, Business Wire, May 5, 2016

4 States That Offer Generous Student Loan Forgiveness Programs, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, May 4, 2016

April

I Decided Not to Go to My Pricey Dream School & I’m so Happy About it, Credit.com, April 28, 2016

4 Things Borrowers Don’t Always Know About Parent PLUS Loans, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, April 27, 2016

SFS Reaches out to Address Student Concerns, The Columbia Chronicle, April 25, 2016

Salt Provides Students With Access to Financial Help, The Kansas State Collegian, April 22, 2016

Understanding Delinquency and Default, Huffpost College, April 20, 2016

New Help Available for Disabled Student Loan Borrowers, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, April 20, 2016

5 Pitfalls of College Financial Aid Letters, CBS News, April 20, 2016

SFS to Work More Closely With Students on Financial Plans, The Columbia Chronicle, April 18, 2016

Student Loan Repayment Plans: Department of Education Wants to Streamline Payment Scheme, Parent Herald, April 14, 2016

3 Changes That Will Help Student Loan Borrowers, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, April 13, 2016

How to Save for Retirement and Make Student Loan Payments, Huffpost College, April 12, 2016 

Student Loan Aid Helps Employers Attract Millenials, Society for Human Resource Management, April 12, 2016

3 Financial Questions to Answer When Making the Final College Choice, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, April 6, 2016

Your Child Got Into a Few Colleges. Now Here’s What You Need to Know Before Making a Decision.: The Washington Post, April 5, 2016

March

Don’t Let Student Loans Hold You Back: 5 Ways to Tack Your Debt, USA Today College, March 31, 2016

Income Sensitive Repayment: The Forgotton Student Loan Plan, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 30, 2016

5 Answers for Teachers About Federal Grants for Grad School, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 23, 2016

Buyers Beware Before Taking on Student Loan Burden, The Boston Globe, March 22, 2016

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter, Huffpost College, March 22, 2016

Military Deserve Clear Higher Ed Resources, The Hill, March 22, 2016

6 Student Loan Forgiveness Options You May Not Know About, Cheat Sheet, March 18, 2016

Everything You Need to Design Your First Budget, Huffpost College, March 16, 2016

‘Cutting Off Fingers’ and Other Insane Things People Would do to Wipe Student Debt, The Daily Caller, March 12, 2016

More Employers Offer Student Loan Repayment Benefits, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 10, 2016

Differing Reports on College Spending by State Underscore the Haves and Have-Nots, Good Call, March 9, 2016

11 Insane Things People Will do to Be Free of Student-Loan Debt, MarketWatch, March 8, 2016

These Mistakes Cost Many Student Their Shot at College Financial Aid, MarketWatch, March 7, 2016

3 Times a Student Loan Could be Discharged, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 3, 2016

New Life Delayed Study Shows Perception is Reality for New Borrowers, Empire Chat Blog, March 1, 2016

February

Columbia to Spread ‘SALT’ Across College Campus, the Columbia Chronicle, February 29, 2016

Your Student Loan Questions: Spousal Debt, Default, Co-Signers, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 24, 2016

Free Financial Tool for TCC Students, Alumni, The Suburban Times, February 23, 2016

7 Crazy Things People Will Do to Get Rid of Debt, Cheat Sheet, February 19, 2016

6 Financial Aid Implications of Obama’s Proposed 2017 Budget, US News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 17, 2016

4 Tax Benefits for College Costs, Huffpost College, February 17, 2016

Got Debt? 11 Surefire Ways to Get Back in the Black, The Fiscal Times, February 17, 2016

U.S. Marshals Didn’t Really Arrest a Man For Missed Student Loan Payments, Yahoo Finance, February 16, 2016

ECU, PCC Helps Students Manage Debt, WNCT, February 15, 2016

N.C. Schools Battle Back Agaisnt Student Debt Crisis, The Charlotte Observer, February 13, 2016

Reportaje Especial: Preparando tu Futuro Parte 2, Entrevision, February 12, 2016

Poll: Some Borrowers Would cut Off Pinkies, Take Punch to Dump Student Loans, UPI, February 12, 2016

What Would you do to Erase Your Student Loan Debt?, Cleveland.com, February 10, 2016

What to Do When a Tax Refund Is Seized for Student Loans, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 10, 2016

Student Loan Debt Burdens College Graduates, The Glen Rose Reporter, February 8, 2016

Sen. Cardin, HCC Students Talk College Affordability, The Baltimore Sun, February 4, 2016

American Student Assistance Establishes Consumer Advocacy Center, University Business, February 4, 2016

Student Loans May Affect Mortgage Eligibility, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 3, 2016
 

January

Financial Aid Assistance, Univision Boston (in Spanish), January 29, 2016

How Students Missed Out on $2.7 Billion in Free FAFSA College Aid, NerdWallet, January 27, 2016

FAFSA Day, El Planeta, January 27, 2016

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Financial Goals for the Year, HuffPost College, January 27, 2016

Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur Proposes Turning Student Loans Into Mortgages, GoodCall, January 27, 2016

GOP Wisconsin lawmaker says the federal government refinances student loans, but it doesn’t, Politifact Wisconsin, January 27, 2016

How Students Missed Out on $2.7 Billion in Free FAFSA College Aid, NerdWallet, January 27, 2016

How I Dealt With Student Debt: Real Borrowers Share Stories, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 27, 2016

Local colleges putting greater emphasis on financial literacy for their students, Akron Legal News, January 26

$1.3 Trillion Owed in Student Loans, Coyote Chronicle (California State University, San Bernardino), January 26 

Young Adults Delaying Major Life, Career Decisions Because of Student Debt, NASFAA, January 25

How to Pay Your Student Loan Debt Off Faster (or Not At All!), Acorns, January 22 

CASE D1 Preview: How Debt Threatens Alumni Engagement, and What You Can Do About It, Switchboard, January 22, 2016

Emotional (and real) cost of college admissions, The Journal News, January 22 

How and Why to Check Your FAFSA Status, NerdWallet, January 21 (also appeared in Christian Science Monitor)

Student loan debt delaying other life investments, KMIT (Iowa/Minnesota), January 21 (also appeared on WJHL (Tennessee), WWLP (Mass.), WKBN (Ohio), KRON (San Francisco), WIVB (Buffalo), WIAT (Birmingham, AL) 

Study: Student Loan Borrowers Delaying Other Life Decisions, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 20, 2016 (also appeared on StudentDebtCrisis.org  and picked up by Commonwealth Magazine

The government’s new strategy to battle outsized student loans isn’t nearly enough, Business Insider, January 20, 2016 

Editorial: Governor’s Budget Does Not Support Higher Education, Iowa State Daily, January 19, 2016

The Price of Admission: Financial Aid, CBS Boston, January 19, 2016

American Student Assistance in Teen Central, Boston Informer, January 17, 2016

Sen. Moore Highlights Programs Available to Help Students Finance College, The Millbury Sutton Chronicle and The Grafton News, January 14, 2016

Answering Common Questions About the FAFSA, Huffpost College, January 14, 2016

More Employers Try to Help Workers pay Student Loans, The Associated Press, January 13, 2016 (also appeared in Native American TimesSouth Florida TimesPost Bulletin (Minnesota), Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia), The Pantagraph (Illinois)  
What to Expect Filling Out the FAFSA for the First Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 13, 2016

5 Ways to Get on Top of Your Student Loan Payments in 2016, Nerd Wallet, January 12, 2016

Baby Boomers Need to Bank on Millennials to Change Money Management Methods, Forbes, January 10, 2016

Explore What Perkins Loan Program Extension Means for Students, U.S. News and World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 6, 2016

2015

Rising Debt Could Put Retirement Plans at Risk, Insurance News Net, December 30, 2015

3 Student Loan Wishes for 2016, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, December 30, 2015

Saying ‘I Do’ Could Affect Your Student Debt, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, December 23, 2015

Trends Driving Tech in 2016, WealthManagement.com, The Daily Brief, December 22, 2015

Student Loan Debt Haunting America’s Workers, Benefits Pro, December 21, 2015

Think Twice Before Choosing a Name-Brand College, Market Watch, December 19, 2015

How to Repay $125,000 in Student Loans, CNN Money, December 16, 2015

Decide Whether to Use Home Equity, Parent PLUS Loans to Pay for College, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, December 16, 2015

Understanding Your Student Loan Grace Period – and What to Do Next, Nerd Wallet, December 11, 2015

How to Give During the Holidays Without Spending Too Much Money, Huffpost College, December 10, 2015

Pursue a Federal Student Loan Discharge as a Victim of College Fraud, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, December 9, 2015

Student Loans Continue to Make Students Worry About the Future, The Beacon (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts), December 9, 2015

Student Loan Payoff Plans, K-LOVE, December 6, 2015

What to Do If You’re a Delinquent Student Loan Borrower, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, December 2, 2015

Kansas State Alumni to Have Free Access to SALT Loan Counseling, University Business Daily, December 1, 2015

Understand the Many Facets of the Student Loan Process, U.S. News & World Report, November 25, 2015

Attorney General Healey launches student loan assistance unit, State House News Service, November 24, 2015

How to Survive the Cost of Friendsgiving Season, Huffpost College, November 23, 2015

Determining the right level of service for student loan servicing, The Hill, November 23, 2015

The Best Way to Pay Off Your Student Loans, Market Watch, November 21, 2015

A Guide to Understanding Student Loan Servicer Changes, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, November 18, 2015 

14 Greater Boston Nonprofits Among “Top Places To Work”, Mass Nonprofit News, November 16, 2015

Hamilton implements new financial literacy service, SALT, The Spectator (Hamilton College), November 13, 2015

Teaching financial literacy is vital to lifting the unbanked, The Boston Globe, November 13, 2015

Paying For College In An Era of Soaring Student Debt, WBUR, Here & Now, November 12, 2015

How REPAYE Differs From Other Income-Driven Repayment Plans, The Huffington Post, November 12, 2015

Student Loan Deferments Benefit Veterans, Service Members, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, November 11, 2015

A Side-by-Side Comparison of 3 Income-Based Repayment Plans, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, November 4, 2015

New SALT Services Coming Soon, The Collegian (Kansas State University), October 29, 2015

Explore How Presidential Candidates Stand on Student Debt, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, October 28, 2015

Erie-area students grapple with student loans, GoErie.com, October 22, 2015

Consider Your Student Loans Before Dropping Out of College, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, October 21, 2015

Loan defaults for state’s community college students fall, The Boston Globe, October 19, 2015

Trouble with College Debt? This Program Aims to Educate Students Before It’s a Problem, The Washington Post, October 15, 2015

Tips to Avoid Student Loan Default Before, During and After College, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, October 14, 2015

Falling Student Loan Default Rates Still Challenge Borrowers, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, October 7, 2015

What Borrowers Should Know as Perkins Loan Program Set to Expire, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, September 30, 2015
New, Free Service to Educate Students About College Loans, The Prospectus (Parkland College), September 24

Follow 4 Tips to Stay on Top of an Income-Driven Repayment Plan, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, September 23, 2015
Think Beyond 4 Years of College When Borrowing Student Loans, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, September 16, 2015
Research 4 College Stats Before Making Student Loan Decisions, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, September 9, 2015
Pros, Cons of Helping Grandchildren With College Costs, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, September 2, 2015

Discover More Methods of Student Loan Forgiveness, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, August 26, 2015
Student Debt a Rising Concern on College Campuses, The Buffalo News, August 22. 2015

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Common Questions Answered, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, August 19, 2015

Non-Profit and Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship, Language of Business, August 19, 2015
Know What Should – and Shouldn’t – Affect Student Loan Borrowing, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, August 12, 2015
Look to Rehabilitation to Recover from Student Loan Default, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, August 5, 2015

Make Sure Your TEACH Grant Doesn’t Become a Loan, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, July 29, 2015
A Timeline of Federal Student Loan Delinquency, Default Consequences, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, July 22, 2015
Income-Driven Student Loan Repayment Plans Can Cost More, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, July 15, 2015
What the New Gainful Employment Rule Means for College Students, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, July 8, 2015
Ways to Qualify for a Total and Permanent Disability Student Loan Discharge, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, July 1, 2015

3 Student Loan Discharges to Hope You Won’t Need, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, June 24, 2015
Limit Student Loans With Tuition Plans to Pay for College, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, June 17, 2015

For Young Latinos, Student Loans Could be Hot-Button Issue in 2016 Campaign, Fox News Latino, June 16, 2015

Niagara University Joins SALT to Help Students and Alumni Tackle Debt Head On, Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune, June 15, 2015
Know How to Resolve Student Loan Disputes, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, June 10, 2015
3 Times College Closings Can Affect Student Loan Repayment, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, June 3, 2015 

3 Surprising Student Loan Repayment Facts, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, May 27, 2015
What Can’t Grads Afford Because of Student Loans? Kids, for One., The Boston Globe, May 22, 2015

McHenry County, Other Experts on Student Loan Best Practices. The Northwest Herald, May 21, 2015

7 Money Moves Everyone Should Make in Their First Year After College Graduation, Market Watch, May 20, 2015
Ask 4 Questions to Avoid being Duped By a Student Loan Service, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, May 20, 2015 

“SALT” Program Helps People in SC Tackle Student Loans and More. WBTW, May 15, 2015

Student Debt Doesn’t Keep New Grads from Mortgages: Study, CNBC, May 13, 2015
What Borrowers Can Expect From the new Income-Driven Repayment Plan, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, May 13, 2015

With Student Loan Debt at an All-Time High, What are Options for Relief?, Good Call, May 15, 2015
Get Ready for Upcoming Federal Student Aid PIN Changes, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, May 6, 2015

4 Things to Think About When Refinancing Student Loans, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, April 29, 2015
Know When It’s OK to Postpone Your Student Loan Payment, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, April 22, 2015
Drug Convictions Can Send Financial Aid Up In Smoke, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, April 15, 2015
Understand Financial Aid, Payment Options for Summer Classes, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, April 8, 2015
SALT Program Offers Financial Tips, Washburn Review, April 1, 2015
Explore Congressional Budget Proposals’ Impact on Student Aid, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, April 1, 2015

What to do if You Can’t Repay Your Student Loans, International Business Times, March 27, 2015
High Balance Student Loan Borrowers Skirt Default, Still Struggle, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March, 25, 2015
Must-Know Facts About Obama’s Student Aid Bill of Rights, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 18, 2015
Graduate School Loan Borrowers May Face Reduced Forgiveness Options, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 11, 2015

5 Questions First-Time Tax Filers Need to Answer, The Huffington Post, March 5, 2015
Understand the Consequences of Student Loan Default, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, March 4, 2015

The Best Money Moves for Students in March, Nerd Wallet, March 2, 2015

Use Federal Financial Aid to Pay for College Abroad, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 25, 2015
Find Financial Aid Funding for Apprenticeship Programs, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 18, 2015
Easy Steps to Getting the FAFSA Done,  The Huffington Post, February 13, 2015
What Obama’s 2016 Budget Proposal Means for Student Borrowers, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 11, 2015

Online Tool Can Help Students with Scholarships and More, The News-Gazette, February 6, 2015
5 Myths About Parent Information on the FAFSA, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, February 5, 2015

Common Tax Filing Rules for Student Loans Credits, Deductions, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 28, 2015
How Transferring Schools Can Affect Student Loans, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 21, 2015

College Assistance Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Sampan, January 20, 2015
Subsidized Stafford Loan Interest Doesn’t Last Forever, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January 14, 2015

Paying Your Student Loans: In Plain English, Boston.com, January 8, 2015
Tips for Using Student Loans for Online Education, U.S. News & World Report, The Student Loan Ranger Blog, January, 7, 2015

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