student loans http://nhpr.org en Paying For College In N.H.: Financial Aid & Student Debt http://nhpr.org/post/paying-college-nh-financial-aid-student-debt <p>We continue our series “<a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees</a>” with how families finance higher education.&nbsp; With the price tag ever-rising, and grants scarce, students are shopping-around and cobbling together a variety of funding approaches.&nbsp; Often, that includes taking on more debt, but also re-thinking that traditional model of a four-year, on-campus College experience.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47930 at http://nhpr.org Paying For College In N.H.: Financial Aid & Student Debt SNHU Launching $10K Bachelor's Degree Program http://nhpr.org/post/snhu-launching-10k-bachelors-degree-program <p></p><p>Southern New Hampshire University is launching a new bachelor’s degree program that will <a href="http://go.collegeforamerica.org/BA" target="_blank">cost students $10,000 in total</a>.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 11:24:12 +0000 Michael Brindley 47892 at http://nhpr.org SNHU Launching $10K Bachelor's Degree Program Report: Soaring Student Debt In NH A Result Of Several Factors http://nhpr.org/post/report-soaring-student-debt-nh-result-several-factors <p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.nhstudentdebtstudy.com/pdfs/Student_debt_high_in_NH.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> attempts to get to the bottom of why student debt is so high among New Hampshire colleges and universities.</p><p>The report&rsquo;s conclusion?</p><p>There is no one single answer.</p><p>The report, commissioned by Granite State Management and Resources, cites several key reasons, including the lack of low-cost public colleges.</p><p>Research Brian Gottlob says New Hampshire also has a higher average income, which leads to families receiving less need-based aid.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:11:42 +0000 Michael Brindley 36333 at http://nhpr.org Report: Soaring Student Debt In NH A Result Of Several Factors Stafford Student Loan Interest Rates Double, After Congress Fails To Act http://nhpr.org/post/stafford-student-loan-interest-rates-double-after-congress-fails-act <p></p><p>Interest rates on newly issued subsidized Stafford loans doubled on Monday.</p><p>The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation has been working with families to help them understand what that means when planning for college.</p><p></p><p>As of July 1, the interest rate jumps from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.</p><p>Tara Payne is vice president of the Center for College Planning.</p><p>She says her concern is that students who qualify for subsidized federal loans are the ones with the greatest need.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:53:42 +0000 Michael Brindley 30475 at http://nhpr.org Stafford Student Loan Interest Rates Double, After Congress Fails To Act The Sad Truth About Student Loans: They're Not Really Loans http://nhpr.org/post/sad-truth-about-student-loans-theyre-not-really-loans <p>The quagmire that is student loan debt has finally surpassed credit card debt in America. We’ve heard a lot about what this level of debt means to college graduates, drop-outs and families but now we’re going to dig a little deeper into the “loan” part. What a student signs up for looks, feels and sounds like a loan…but doesn’t fine-print like a loan. Decisions made by congress in recent decades have rendered traditional loan safeguards such as bankruptcy filing, inaccessible to borrowers. <strong>David Dayen</strong> is a freelance writer and contributor to salon, where we found his article, “<a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/06/05/let_college_students_go_bankrupt/" target="_blank">Your Student Loan Isn’t Really a Loan</a>.”</p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:44:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29177 at http://nhpr.org The Sad Truth About Student Loans: They're Not Really Loans Sen. Shaheen Pushes For Student Loan Deal http://nhpr.org/post/sen-shaheen-pushes-student-loan-deal <p>Senator Jeanne Shaheen and New Hampshire Community College Chancellor Ross Gittell are calling on Congress to hold down interest rates on school loans. The rates are scheduled to double for new federal subsidized Stafford loans on July first. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:54:28 +0000 Tina Forbes 7718 at http://nhpr.org Granite State Gen Ed: Student Loan Debt 101 http://nhpr.org/post/granite-state-gen-ed-student-loan-debt-101 <p>Granite State college hopefuls know why student loan debt is a presidential campaign issue: they have more on average than students in any other state.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:43:39 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3653 at http://nhpr.org Granite State Gen Ed: Student Loan Debt 101