student loans http://tristatesradio.com en Altering Student Loan Repayment Schedules http://tristatesradio.com/post/altering-student-loan-repayment-schedules <p>The Illinois General Assembly is considering a plan for alternative student debt repayment programs. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:49:41 +0000 Hannah Meisel 49773 at http://tristatesradio.com Altering Student Loan Repayment Schedules Offer Low-Interest Loans to Students http://tristatesradio.com/post/offer-low-interest-loans-students <p>In the last year progressives such as Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont and Tea Party-endorsed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky have blasted the Federal Reserve, the United States’ central banking system. If Tea Party and progressive types are truly independent and populist, they should support the new bill by Massachusetts’ Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren that would ensure that college students get equal treatment under the law for borrowing and make the Federal Reserve contribute to society, not just the rich and powerful.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:08:00 +0000 Bill Knight 34923 at http://tristatesradio.com Offer Low-Interest Loans to Students Bill Knight - February 16 http://tristatesradio.com/post/bill-knight-february-16 <p>More than 100,000 people in all 50 states already have signed an <a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-sallie-mae-stop-the-unemployment-penalty" target="_blank">online petition</a> as part of a grassroots campaign on <a href="http://www.change.org/" target="_blank">Change.org</a> that demands <a href="http://www.salliemae.com/" target="_blank">Sallie Mae</a> stop charging unemployed college graduates or other student borrowers a $50 fee for forbearance on their student loans.</p><p>Borrowers who can&rsquo;t pay the extra $50 fee are put into default.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:18:20 +0000 Rich Egger 10266 at http://tristatesradio.com Bill Knight - February 16