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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019 file photo, anti-government protesters fill Plaza Italia in Santiago, Chile. Student protests over a fare hike morphed into a nationwide call for socio-economic equality and better social services that brought millions to the streets and forced President Sebastián Piñera to increase benefits for the poor and disadvantaged and start a process of constitutional reform. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

Students keep driving protests demanding change in Chile

Dec. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Nearly two months ago, Catalina Santana jumped a turnstile in the Santiago metro and helped launch a movement that changed the course of Chilean history. Student protests over a fare hike morphed into a nationwide call for socioeconomic equality and better social services that...

FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo people walk on the Stanford University campus in Santa Clara, Calif. Seven percent of employers offer student loan repayment assistance as a benefit. For most companies, this benefit means making a direct payment to eligible employees’ loan. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Correction: NerdWallet-These Employers Pay story

Dec. 6, 2019 3:38 PM EST

In a story Nov. 14 about companies’ student loan repayment help, The Associated Press — in an article supplied by the personal finance website NerdWallet — reported erroneously what Raytheon employees can receive through the program. The program does not allow employees to use the company...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos listening to President Donald Trump during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. DeVos is calling on Congress to consider splitting her department’s financial aid operation into a separate federal agency with the flexibility to operate like a private bank. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

DeVos calls for making financial aid unit a separate agency

Dec. 3, 2019 4:24 PM EST

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Congress should consider splitting her department’s financial aid operation into a separate federal agency with the flexibility to operate like a private bank. DeVos made the comments Tuesday in Reno, Nevada, at an annual conference hosted by the Education...

FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo graduates enter Sanford Stadium during the University of Georgia's Spring commencement in Athens, Ga. The first student loan bills are arriving for the Class of 2019. If the grads are able to stick to the standard plan, they'll make payments every month for the next 10 years and be done with it. (Joshua L. Jones/The Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

What to do when your first student loan payment is due

Nov. 28, 2019 9:01 AM EST

The first student loan bills are arriving for the Class of 2019. If the grads are able to stick to the standard plan, they'll make payments every month for the next 10 years and be done with it. But not all borrowers will knock out their loans so quickly. Among federal loan borrowers who began taking on debt in...