John Sandman

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Staying In School Too Long Can Hit You in Your Retirement Account Balance

Staying In School Too Long Can Hit You in Your Retirement Account Balance

Lost salaries and 401(k) contributions are among the hidden pitfalls of the six-year degree.

Out-of-State Students Helping to Keep In-State College Tuition Low in the Golden State

Out-of-State Students Helping to Keep In-State College Tuition Low in the Golden State

State higher ed aid cuts in the aftermath of the great recession continue to have an impact.

Student Loans Make a Tight Real Estate Market Tighter

Student Loans Make a Tight Real Estate Market Tighter

New report on the impact of students loans finds the influence of debt trickles down to apartment rentals.

GOP Deal Would Bring Back Summer Pell Grants for the 2017-18 Academic Year

GOP Deal Would Bring Back Summer Pell Grants for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Student advocates say you can build a better mousetrap by increasing the max Pell Grant.

Warren Senate Bill Would Make Grad School Fellowships Retirement Account-Ready

Warren Senate Bill Would Make Grad School Fellowships Retirement Account-Ready

Reagan-era tax code tweak would let graduate students put fellowship and stipend dollars into IRAs.

How to Use Grad School Fellowships Toward Your Retirement Account

How to Use Grad School Fellowships Toward Your Retirement Account

A Reagan-era tax code tweak would let graduate students put fellowship and stipend dollars into IRAs

Consumer Credit Is on the Mend for Most Types of Loans--With One Exception

Consumer Credit Is on the Mend for Most Types of Loans--With One Exception

The percentage of borrowers who are delinquent 90 plus days remains stubbornly in the double digits or this type of loan.

College Dropouts Are Driving the Rise in Student Loan Defaults

College Dropouts Are Driving the Rise in Student Loan Defaults

Relatively low loan amounts are nevertheless a nagging problems in this growing segment of borrowers.

House Bill Would Direct Elite Schools to Divert Endowment Funds to Student Aid

House Bill Would Direct Elite Schools to Divert Endowment Funds to Student Aid

Three-strikes-and-your-out penalties could lead universities' loss of tax exempt status.

Student Loan Debt Proves a Drag on Financial and Non-Financial Asset Values

Student Loan Debt Proves a Drag on Financial and Non-Financial Asset Values

Study claims student debt hits equity in real estate as owners reach their 30s