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Post date: 12-14-2011
Student Loan Ranger: Consider College Net Price When Looking at Affordability
Welcome to another action-packed edition of the Student Loan Ranger. We ride across your screen encouraging you to plan before you borrow and to earn your degree without drowning in debt. We also, of course, teach you how to manage the debt you do accrue. Check out our free student debt relief…
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Post date: 12-8-2011
Joplin-based Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows Featured
Since September, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows Zach Tusinger and Jamie Rodriguez have been working at the Legal Aid of Western Missouri in Joplin, Missouri.  Zach and Jamie are working to assist survivors of the Joplin tornado overcome the numerous legal obstacle they now face.  Read…
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Post date: 12-7-2011
Student Loan Ranger: Lobby Congress, Learn More About Student Loan Consolidation
Educational debt has received a lot of national attention lately. It is heartening to see that increasing public awareness can be an impetus for further reform.Mass movements such as the Occupy Student Debt Campaign andForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com have highlighted the tremendous scope of those…
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Post date: 11-30-2011
Consider These Factors to Ease Educational Debt Burden
We hope you all had an excellent Thanksgiving and enjoyed some hearty feasting. We're still walking around in a post-turkey (or Tofurky) haze.But with application deadlines for college and grad school looming, now is the time to start considering educational debt as a complete picture and map out…
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Post date: 11-28-2011
Student Loan Ranger: Here's a Brief Primer on Fixed-Rate Private Student Loans
The number of private lenders—such as Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and Charter One—offering fixed-rate student loans has nearly doubled over the past year to about a dozen. There is little doubt that other banks will jump in soon with their own offerings. Read more at U.S. News Education.
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Post date: 11-16-2011
The Student Loan Ranger: New Report Examines College Student Debt
The Project on Student Debt has released its Student Debt and the Class of 2010 report. As in previous reports, it provides an overview of the student debt situation nationally and then breaks down the information by state (it even has a neat interactive map) and by college. The report closes with…
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Post date: 11-9-2011
The Student Loan Ranger: Learn What Obama's Student Loan Plans Means for You
We promised in last week's post that this week we would cover the details of President Obama's new executive order to make it easier for students to repay their federal student loans. For your convenience, we'll break this into three parts...Read more at U.S. News Education.
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Post date: 11-2-2011
The Student Loan Ranger: Student Loan Change Comes On Little Cat Feet
Even though it's mailbag week, we would be remiss not to mention that the Obama administration recently announced important new initiatives that will help student loan borrowers. (Yes, we know, it's not FDR at Madison Square Garden.) Read more at U.S. News Education
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Post date: 11-1-2011
Equal Justice Works Executive Director, David Stern, Blogs as a White House Champion of Change
am honored and humbled to be recognized as a White House ‘Champion of Change.’  I know most of the others recognized, and it is amazing to be in their company.  These are leaders who are passionate about providing access to justice to the country's most vulnerable people. Read more over at the…
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Post date: 10-26-2011
Student Loan Ranger: Congress Cuts, Obama Attempts to Collect as Loan Default Rates Rise
Your very own Student Loan Ranger (and many others) have chronicled the rapid growth of student loans and the associated rise in default rates(not to mention deferment, forbearance, and delinquency rates). This rise in default rates was reaffirmed by the U.S. Department of Education's release of…
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