Author: Jamie Johnson

Bankruptcy Judges Taking It Easy on Some Student Loan Borrowers

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that bankruptcy judges have been showing much more leniency in student loan debt cases.Earlier this year, the Department of Education was reviewing student loan bankruptcy laws, with some people speculating the restrictions might be loosened. So far, there have been no updates on that news, but in the meantime, bankruptcy judges are showing more leniencies in cases involving student loan debt, a recent Wall Street Journal report found. Many judges are either encouraging lawyers to offer pro bono services and others are trying to make the repayment terms easier.The interview with over 50...

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Hulu to Offer Student Loan Repayment Benefits

Hulu, an entertainment and original content company, is the latest company to offer a student loan repayment benefit for employees. The entertainment company Hulu is the latest company that wants to help its employees pay off their student loan debt. Hulu is partnering with the student loan repayment company Tuition.io to provide these benefits.This summer, the company will start offering each employee up to $1,200 a year to repay their student loan debt, Taunya Post, Hulu’s director of human resources operations, told Employee Benefit News.Hulu bases their employee benefits off of the stages of life most of their employees are...

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New Google Search Feature Makes Finding the Right College Easier

Google Search has added a feature that will streamline the process of searching for a college.For high school students, finding the right four-year college can be a difficult task. Despite the abundance of information available online, it’s hard to know how to navigate admissions information, financial aid resources, and more.And as college tuition rates continue to rise, prospective students are more concerned about the value they are receiving from their college education. But overwhelmed students might find unexpected relief from the popular search engine Google. Google Search is adding a new feature that aims to streamline the process of...

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How This Financial Aid Program Helped Students Stay in College

Rutgers University - Camden's "Bridging the Gap" program has increased enrollment rates and lowered students' stress levels. As student loan debt and tuition prices continue to steadily rise, many colleges are starting to look for ways to help students cut costs. A preliminary report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia suggests that targeted supplemental financial aid might be a good solution.The study looked at Rutgers University–Camden’s “Bridging the Gap” program. The “last dollar” program provides first-year undergraduates supplemental funding once their available financial aid is used. This ensures that students can pay for college if they have trouble figuring...

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Tuition Waivers Provide a Cost-Effective Way to Attend an Out-of-State College

Through tuition waivers, out-of-state students are able to afford colleges that would otherwise be more expensive. Many students want to attend a college in another state only to be held back by steep, out-of-state tuition prices. The national student loan debt topping $1.4 trillion, it makes sense that students want to look for ways to cut down on expenses anywhere they can.Fortunately, more colleges are starting to offer tuition waivers so students can bypass this hurdle. By obtaining a tuition waiver, out-of-state students are allowed to pay less expensive in-state tuition prices, according to U.S. News & World Report.How Do...

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