Blog Archives for June 2012

Student Loan Ranger: New Gainful Employment Regulations May Impact College Students

June 28, 2012

The Student Loan Ranger has talked a lot about the fact that, absent government intervention, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1.

We haven't talked as much about the fact that the Department of Education's new gainful employment regulations are also slated to take place July 1. In the long run, though, gainful employment may well have a larger impact on more students.

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The Conference and Career Fair is Around the Corner!

June 26, 2012

As the month of June comes to an end, we are closing out our blog series for recent graduates and law school students. 

As your summer really gets going, take some time to review the advice about job hunting, planning your career, and paying off your student debt that we’ve shared over the last few weeks, and consider registering for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in the fall.  Registration for students opens August 15.

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Student Loan Ranger: Significant Student Debt Reforms Quietly Take Flight

June 21, 2012

Once again, much of the press attention last week focused on the political posturing around the pending doubling of subsidized Stafford loan interest rates. President Obama flew off to address students in Las Vegas, telling them in part that "the No. 1 thing Congress should do for you is to stop interest rates on student loans from going up."

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Managing Educational Debt: Different Options for Repayment

June 18, 2012

Today’s students are no strangers to debt.  With a collective debt of more than $1 trillion, the idea of repaying this debt can be daunting. Though calls for student debt relief abound and change may be just around the corner, there are programs that can help you right away.

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Student Loan Ranger: What Romney's Education Plan Means for College Students

June 14, 2012

In addition to providing must-watch late night television, student debt continues to play a role in the presidential election. On May 23, Mitt Romney unveiled his own education plan, "A Chance for Every Child: Mitt Romney's Plan for Restoring the Promise of American Education."

While the plan is relatively lacking in shock-value, your Student Loan Ranger will take a stab at breaking down its implications for higher education from our own inimitable student debt perspective.

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A Five-Part Series of Job Hunting Advice

June 12, 2012

Whether you’re still in law school or you’ve just graduated, finding a job is probably a pressing issue for you.  If you’re looking for job hunting tips, though, you are in luck!  Last week we shared tips from Alison Monahan over at The Girls’ Guide to Law School. After she published those 12 tips, she reached out to Katie Slater, a lawyer-turned-career coach and founder of Career Infusion Coaching, to write a five-part series of job hunting advice.  

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Student Loan Ranger: Would the Student Loan Forgiveness Act Help You?

June 7, 2012
With total student debt at $1 trillion and rising, the Student Loan Ranger is not surprised at the popularity of our post on the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012.  We'd like to address some prevalent themes from comments we've received and, since the act has not yet passed, we also want to share information on currently available relief.
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Tips for Unemployed Law School Graduates

June 5, 2012

With graduation upon us, finding a job is probably high on all graduates’ priority lists.  So, during the month of June, Equal Justice Works presents to you a series of posts about finding a job, paying off debt, and starting your career as a law school graduate.  Whether you’re still in law school or have just graduated, this series is for you.  Read on and stay tuned!

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