Latest Student finances News

West Virginia University will continue emergency grants

Jan. 19, 2022 04:12 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University students who are attending classes at least half-time this spring will be considered for emergency grants from coronavirus relief funds. Students must be seeking a degree and have a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

California offers college students $10K for public service

Jan. 18, 2022 19:23 PM EST

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies. ...

Navient settlement: Indebted student borrowers to benefit

Jan. 13, 2022 19:40 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people who took out student loans over the past 20 years could see their loans canceled or receive a small check as part of a nationwide settlement with Navient, a major student loan collecting company, over allegations of abusive lending practices. ...

Washington AG: $45M settlement with student loan company

Jan. 13, 2022 13:38 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a major student loan servicer will provide about $45 million in debt relief and restitution to settle the state's lawsuit that alleged it deceived loan seekers and engaged in unfair practices. It’s part of...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 12, 2022 16:27 PM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. January 10, 2022. Editorial: To help Pennsylvanians, Biden must alleviate student loan debt Fourteen percent of people in our state carry student loan debt. Forgiving those debts could be a game changer for Pennsylvania residents. ...

Millennial Money: Now is the time to build your credit

Jan. 11, 2022 11:36 AM EST

Sooner than you may realize, your credit score will start to matter. A solid credit score can be the difference between qualifying for an apartment or a low-interest car loan or missing out. So to have credit ready when you need it, the time to start building a good and lengthy...

Boston kids get extra $25 for 1st-time savings account login

Jan. 10, 2022 20:23 PM EST

BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Young students will get an extra $25 gift this month if they log in for the first time to a savings account provided by the Boston Saves initiative. The program already gives $50 in a seed savings account to every eligible student in the city’s public school...

Arizona governor wants schools open despite virus surge

Jan. 04, 2022 20:49 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday took what he called “preemptive action” to keep public school students in classrooms despite rising coronavirus hospitalizations as the more contagious omicron variant spreads. The Republican governor on Tuesday announced a...

Pause on student loan payments is extended through May 1

Dec. 22, 2021 17:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday extended a student loan moratorium that has allowed tens of millions of Americans to put off debt payments during the pandemic. Under the action, payments on federal student loans will remain paused through May 1. Interest...

In Your Debt: Get skills, not bills, at an unpaid internship

Dec. 17, 2021 09:13 AM EST

Every summer, students flood offices as unpaid interns, soaking up knowledge and seeking positive references as they take lunch orders and organize storage closets. But this reliance on unpaid work leaves behind students who can’t afford to work for free. Between temporarily relocating to another...