Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the good fight for student loan debt reform. As she put it recently: “Millions of young people are just stuck. They can’t buy homes, they can’t buy cars ... all because they are struggling under the weight of student loan debt.”
MISSOULA — Paying back that college debt doesn’t wait for anyone, including members of the armed services, but a bill bouncing around the nation’s Capitol may soon allow veterans to defer their college loan payments before deployment.
Hunger prevention. Gov. Steve Bullock saved 2,172 Montana households from cuts in their federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. To address changes in the new farm bill, Bullock ordered the state to increase heating assistance for low-income households. That change will c…
Over a three-year period beginning in 2008, the default rate on student loans at some Montana colleges increased sharply, with all but one of the state’s 13 campuses reporting rates of more than 10 percent. The increase was particularly steep at Montana Tech, while two of the state’s three …
HELENA - A nonprofit company that services federal student loans plans to cut 10 to 15 jobs in Helena after losing a contract under the recent federal budget deal.
HELENA — A nonprofit company that services federal student loans plans to cut 10 to 15 jobs in Helena after losing a contract under the recent federal budget deal.
Cable news channels regularly stoke their viewers’ fears about China holding $1.1 trillion of U.S. debt. But they’re focused on the wrong $1.1 trillion of loans.
MISSOULA — While students graduating from Montana’s colleges and universities carry a debt load slightly higher than the national average, numbers tracked by the U.S. Department of Education found that they default on their student loans at a lesser rate than their national peers.
The high cost of a college education leaves many graduates, including the three profiled here, facing significant debt they will work to pay off in the years ahead.
College is one of life’s milestones.
Extending lower interest rates on federally subsidized student loans is important, but it must be done without adding to the national debt, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Wednesday.
HELENA - The state office of public instruction says Montana is providing student loan repayment help to 141 teachers in the fourth year of a program that gives incentives to educators to teach in needed fields in rural areas.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming's 3.1 percent default rate on loans borrowed by its students is less than half the national average for public colleges.
HELENA — The Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program is reporting a preliminary default rate of 1 percent in fiscal year 2008 for the early months of student loan repayment. It is the lowest rate the program has ever recorded.