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Guest opinion: Parents, too, could use a break on student loan debt

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.”

November 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tester tries again on act to allow troops to defer student loans

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.

July 03, 2014 7:40 amLoading…

Ups and Downs:

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…

March 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Montana colleges see sharp increase in student loan defaults

Montana colleges see sharp increase in student loan defaults

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 …

March 08, 2014 4:44 pm Related Loading…

Student loan nonprofit loses contract, to cut jobs

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.

February 25, 2014 10:10 am

Student loan nonprofit loses contract, to cut jobs

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.

February 25, 2014 9:09 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Americans heading for the student debt cliff

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.

June 26, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Montana college graduates' student loan default rate is less than U.S. average

Montana college graduates' student loan default rate is less than U.S. average

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.

October 29, 2012 5:57 amLoading…
Students face debt after graduation

Students face debt after graduation

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.

July 22, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Delegation supports extending lower student loan rate

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.

April 25, 2012 11:14 amLoading…

Montana to help 141 teachers repay student loans

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.

August 11, 2011 6:07 amLoading…

UW student loan default rate below national average

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.

June 16, 2011 6:41 amLoading…

Montana student loan default rate 1 percent

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.

February 15, 2010 11:34 amLoading…

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