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What to know about SAVE, the income-driven plan to repay student...

NEW YORK (AP) – More than 75 million student loan borrowers have enrolled in the U.S. government's newest repayment plan since it launched in...
THE PAYOFF: Jennifer Magaw can relate to the confusion many people with student loans are feeling about the on-again, off-again plans for loan forgiveness. For a long time, she felt anxiety about more than $100,000 in debt she had after finishing law school.  
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Confusion reigns over status of student loans

Jennifer Magaw graduated from law school in 2012, but she continued comparing notes with her peers for several years afterward. Her notes weren’t about classes....
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Student loan ruling will hurt people and economy

The Supreme Court has struck down the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan. In Biden v. Nebraska, the court ruled 6-3 on June 30,...

As court debates student loans, borrowers see disconnect

WASHINGTON (AP) – Niara Thompson couldn't shake her frustration as the Supreme Court debated President Joe Biden's student debt cancellation. As she listened from...

Feds propose ‘student loan safety net’ alongside forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and...

Ethics of forgiving student debt

President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive $10,000 to $20,000 of student debt for up to 40 million borrowers was recently put on hold by...

Fidelity teams up with student loan advisory company to simplify loan...

PROVIDENCE – Fidelity Investments Inc. has teamed up with Summer, a New York-based advisory platform, for student loan borrowers to help make it easier...
LOWER EXPENSES: Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says state education leaders need to lower college expenses for current and future students to avoid talented high school graduates departing the region for school elsewhere and potentially staying elsewhere.
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Student loan debt forgiveness could have big impact in R.I.

With tensions heightening for many borrowers as the federal government prepares to resume student loan payments at the beginning of next year following a...

Cicilline introduces legislation to make colleges more affordable

PROVIDENCE – Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., on Aug. 1 introduced legislation in the U.S. House to help make college more affordable for students. Cicilline...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha announced Thursday that 226 borrowers from in Rhode Island will receive about $4.6 million from student loan servicer Navient as part of a $1.85 billion national settlement over alleged widespread unfair and deceptive practices in originating student loans. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

R.I. receives $4.6M in national student-loan settlement

PROVIDENCE – Hundreds of Rhode Islanders with student loans will receive significant debt relief as part of a nationwide billion-dollar settlement with a loan...
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