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Big Debt on Campus: Why Money Stress Tops Student Worries

Forget about exam woes—72% of college kids say they're stressed about personal finance. And student loans are just one concern.

The Student Loan Debt Clock: $3,055 Per Second and Climbing

College loans total $1.2 trillion ... as of yesterday. Check out this debt ticker, which tallies the nation's total—in real time.

President Obama Has Ambitious Plans for Your Student Loans

The Student Aid Bill of Rights will give borrowers more protections—and even the ability to discharge student debt in bankruptcy.

Equal Opportunity Debt: Even the Rich Are Saddled With Student Loans

College grads from affluent families are leaving school with record debt burdens. What's behind the boom in high-income borrowing?

Loans That Linger: The Effects of Student Debt Decades Later

There's no such thing as a free lunch—especially when it comes to college debt. How loans are affecting defaulters in retirement.

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8 Debt Collection Mistakes Not to Make

Getting calls from collection agencies? Learn what your rights are and what you shouldn't do.

How to Avoid These Common Student Loan Mistakes

What to know when you apply, when you're in school and after you graduate.

Paying Student Loans 101

Got student loans and totally confused? Start here.



I Want to Create a Plan for Paying Off Debt

Trying to pay off debt can be overwhelming, but becoming debt-free is doable. We show you how to do it step-by-step.

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