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FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference in Midtown on June 8, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Obama’s Student Loan Order A Good Move

President Set To Announce Expansion Of ‘Pay As You Earn’ Program Monday

06/08/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer Pushes For Lower Student Loan Interest Rates

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on Congress to allow college graduates to refinance their student loan debt to get the same interest rates now offered to current students.

05/18/2014

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Some Positive Signs, But Most College Grads Still Battling Weak Job Market, Big Debt

College seniors will soon be donning caps and gowns, but more than half will also be shouldering staggering debt.

05/12/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Drafts Bill To Allow College Grads To Refinance Federal Loans

Student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark nationwide, surpassing credit card and auto loan debt.

04/08/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Gillibrand To Obama: Allow For Lower Student Loan Rates

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing a call for legislation that would allow student borrowers to refinance their federal student loans at lower interest rates.

01/26/2014

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Federal Programs Could Help Graduates Pay Off Staggering Student Loans

Total college loan debt nationwide is a staggering one-trillion dollars, and many students may not be aware of programs that could greatly ease that burden; loan forgiveness for graduates who take jobs in the public sector.

09/23/2013

FILE - Children do arts and crafts at a day care center. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

New NYC Program Lets Parents Take Out Loans For Day Care

There is now an option for parents to get their kids into some of the city’s top pre-kindergarten programs with loans just for day care.

08/05/2013

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College Loan Interest Rates Set To Double, Unless Congress Acts Quickly

It may soon get more expensive to finance your college education. Congress has another battle coming to a head and if lawmakers don’t make a deal by Friday, interest rates will jump in millions of student loans.

06/27/2013

David Carlucci is seen in Haverstraw, NY - Oct 30, 2010 - Photo: Carlucci for New York

Lawmaker Proposes Loan Forgiveness For Engineering Students

Students with an engineering degree from a college or university in New York State may find a financial helping hand under a proposal now under design.

06/22/2013

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Ease Student Loan Burdens

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has proposed new legislation to ease the burden for students who have taken out loans to pay for their education.

05/19/2013

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Ask Asa: Dealing With The Student Loan Debt Crisis

Congress just voted against a scheduled interest rate hike on such loans, but still, millions of people — many ready for retirement — are still drowning in this debt.

06/29/2012

Senator Charles E. Schumer at a news conference (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Senator Schumer Calls On Congress To Block Student Loan Interest Rate Increase

Sen Charles Schumer took to the steps of the New York Public Library on Sunday, to ask Congress to approve a deal that would block a student loan increase.

06/24/2012

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Market Rates For The Middle Class

With a couple of simple fixes from Congress, billions of dollars could be put into the economy by allowing middle class families to refinance their mortgages and by keeping student loans at market rates.

06/08/2012

Student loan relief

Students On Loan Debt Plan: Nice Job Mr. President, But You Can Do Better

Outside of mortgages, student loans are the top source of household debt. As many as 30,000 petitioners recently went onto the White House website begging for student loan relief. And they are going to get it.

10/26/2011

Rutgers University students stage sit-in (credit: CBS 2)

Rutgers Students Protest Tuition Rates With Sit-In, Demonstration

Nine students have taken occupancy inside the Old Queens administration building on the New Brunswick. They’re being cheered on by about 20 more students outside.

04/28/2011