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College Degrees May Bring Debt, But Can Also Bring Higher Wages, Advancement

j.o.h.n. walker / Flickr Chances are that if you’ve nailed a college degree to your wall recently, you’re also nailed with debt. But some new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says degree earners are still better off in the long-term than those without a diploma. The study examined households of people in [...]

Ohio College Students Face Rising Debts

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College applications deadlines are approaching, and Ohio students are figuring out how to fund that education. Compared with several years ago, financial aid is down, and student debt is up.

Get Good Grades in Akron, Get Full-Tuition College Scholarship

wrightbrosfan / Flickr Add Akron to a growing number of cities that are cutting this deal with students: Get good grades in high school, graduate and we’ll help you pay for college. The Akron school board has agreed to trade an old high school building to the University of Akron in exchange for full-tuition scholarships for some [...]

Six Tools to Help You Pick and Pay For a College Education

Scott Beale / Laughing Squid / Flickr Picking a college, and figuring out how to pay for it, is often confusing for students and their families, federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray told our colleagues at WKSU. Cordray said college-bound students crave “real numbers in a format that makes sense of a huge financial undertaking that [...]

Read Ohio Private Student Loan Borrower Complaints, Comments


Much like homeowners who took on private loans that they didn’t fully understand, some students also have taken on loans outside of the federal student loan program that they might not have fully understood, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says. The federal agency recently asked for public comments on the experiences of private student loan borrowers. Among the nearly 2,000 responses it received are these from current or former Ohio students as well as from the association representing private Ohio colleges.

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