Focus on Student-Loan Interest Rates Ignores Larger Issue of Rising College Costs


Focus on Student-Loan Interest Rates Ignores Larger Issue of Rising College Costs

While Congress is focused on reining in interest rates on federal student loans, some policy experts say lawmakers should tackle the broader question of ever-increasing tuition rates.

Surging Student Debt Pushes Up Overall Consumer Credit

Consumer credit outstanding expanded by $17.78 billion to $2.512 trillion in January, driven largely by a surge in federal student loans.

NewsWatch: Federal shutdown would disrupt IRS operations

The White House warns a government shutdown would disrupt processing of some tax returns, audits, and issuing of federal loans, as budget talks continue amid uncertainty and a looming deadline on Capitol Hill. (1 hour ago)