student loans

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Judge Rules Lawyer Owes $236,000 In Old Law School Loan

A Connecticut lawyer who hasn’t paid his law school loans since 2001, saying the federal government broke his loan agreement, has been ordered by a judge to pay the outstanding balance of more than $236,000.

06/15/2015

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Bill Requires Loan Agency To Come Up With Rate-lowering Plan

Connecticut’s college financing authority would be required to come up with a plan to offer students lower interest student loans.

05/18/2015

Tax Day, Tax Tips, College Tax Information

Tax Tips: What All New College Grads Need To Know

Welcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.

03/16/2015

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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.

09/29/2014

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Maine Considers Student Loan Tax Credit Expansion

A measure moving forward in the Maine Legislature would provide tax credits for student loans to some who graduate from out-of-state colleges and return to Maine in a continued effort to encourage more young people to work and live in the state.

02/07/2014

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Senator To Meet With Students, Faculty, Administrators On Student Loan Rates

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is visiting Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic to discuss interest rate increases on student loans.

07/08/2013

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Courtney Pitches Student Loan

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Congressman Joe Courtney is highlighting legislation he has proposed in Congress to prevent interest rates on need-based student loans from doubling next month. The current fixed interest rate on Stafford loans […]

06/17/2013

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Market Rates For The Middle Class

With a couple of simple fixes from Congress, billions of dollars could be put into the economy by allowing middle class families to refinance their mortgages and by keeping student loans at market rates. Maybe […]

06/08/2012