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Obama signs executive order tying student debt payments to income

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order giving students with debt the option to pay no more than 10 percent of their monthly income in loan repayments. Obama delivered a speech to accompany his order in which he spoke… Read More

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Credit Union begins student loan service

The Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union announced Monday that it would start providing Georgetown students with affordable student loans. The Credit Union leadership hope that the student loan portfolio will someday endow a fund to… Read More

Senate approves deal to tie student loan rates to financial markets

In a move which could now be considered shocking, the Senate struck  a bipartisan deal last night to prevent some student loan rates from staying doubled in the short term. The bill would allow undergraduates to borrow at a rate 2.05… Read More

On the Record: Brandon Anderson, student loans advocate

Vox got the opportunity to interview Brandon Anderson (COL ’14), a student veteran who is now fighting the doubling of Stafford student loan rates. As Congress has not acted on the issue, the loan rates are set to double effective… Read More

GUSA campaign to halt doubling of student loans continues

Yesterday, the GUSA executives, Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) and Adam Ramadan (SFS ’14),  delivered a petition to the Capitol, asking members of Congress to act in order to halt the doubling of Stafford student loan rates on July 1…. Read More

GUSA executive set to present intercollegiate petition to Congress for student loans

On July 1, federal Stafford loan interest rates will double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, unless Congress acts before then to change the deadline. GUSA President Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) and Vice President Adam Ramadan (SFS ’14) have worked on urging… Read More

D.C. has highest student debt in the country

The Project on Student Debt recently published its figures for the Class of 2009—and it ain’t pretty. American student debt is frighteningly high; according to the study, which was published by the Institute for College Access and Success,… Read More

College ranking round-up: Georgetown will leave you penniless

We’re not finished with college rankings yet? Guh. Last week, Forbes reported that Georgetown has the second-most expensive dorms in the country. And what do students get for a measly $12,750? “[A room] in one of four brick… Read More

In D.C., students graduate with more debt than in any state

Graduates from colleges in the District of Columbia have the highest level of debt in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by The Project on Student Debt. Students in the District’s class of 2008 averaged $29,793… Read More

Law Center starting loan forgiveness program for grads working in the public sector

The Georgetown Law Center recently announced that it will be starting a loan forgiveness program for graduates who go into the public sector.  Now any Georgetown Law alum who does 10 years of work in the public sector… Read More