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Forgone forgiveness: New try at student loan repayment shows few gains

A congressional attempt to salvage a foundering student loan forgiveness program was only marginally better, with just 4% of Arizona applications approved in the second round – and that was four times better than the national rate.... Read more»

Master’s program helps professionals transition to nursing careers

Watching nurses care for her father after he had a stroke compelled Jessy Bellerose to rethink her career after 10 years as a elementary school teacher. Now, only 15 months after she began her coursework to become a registered nurse, Bellerose is studying for her licensing exam and seeking a job taking care of babies in an intensive care nursery.... Read more»

Az students nervous with interest rate set to double on need-based loans

Unless Congress acts before July 1, interest rates on subsidized student loans, for which students must demonstrate financial need, will rise from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Students don’t have to pay interest on subsidized loans while in school. Unsubsidized loans, which currently have a 6.8 percent interest rate, require students to pay interest on loans from the start.... Read more»

New data: Majority of unemployed went to college

For the first time in U.S. history, the majority of unemployed workers 25 years and older have either attended some college or graduated.... Read more»