Diana Lizarraga

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Your Interest Rate Will Rise This Saturday!

Are you attending college this upcoming fall? Are you planning to get loans? Well guess what? College students and their families can expect to pay more as they borrow for the fall semester. Starting Saturday, interest rates will rise on new federal loans for 2017-2018. Rates were set based on the Treasury Department's May 10 auction [...]

Student Loans’ Relationship to SAT Scores

Student-loan debt in the US has grown to a staggering $1.3 trillion, and the average 2016 graduate will have to repay more than $37,000. While it's clear that college is more expensive than ever, surprisingly, there's a correlation between the amount a student pays for tuition and their SAT score. "The data show a correlation between [...]

Trump’s Changes to Student Loans

Undergraduate and graduate student borrowers could be affected by changes to the loan program. Currently, subsidized loans, which do not accrue interest while the borrower is in school, can be taken out by students in financial need. Under a proposal by the Trump administration, new loans would be "unsubsidized," which means interest would be accrued while [...]

Women Take Longer to Pay Student Loans

America’s student loan debt burden has reached a staggering $1.44 trillion, making it the second largest source of household debt in America – behind mortgages. According to a recent study, this growing loan burden is not equally shared between the sexes. The report from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), titled “Deeper in Debt: Women and [...]