college loans http://wrvo.org en Schumer happy with student loan interest rate compromise http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-happy-student-loan-interest-rate-compromise <p></p><p>New York's senior U.S. senator says the compromise on student loans Congress is scheduled to take up on Tuesday is a good one, even if it's not exactly what he wanted.</p><p>Interest rates on government issued subsidized student loans doubled on July 1, after Congress failed to renew the program. But late last week, <a href="http://business.time.com/2013/07/22/congress-nears-deal-on-student-loan-rates-spoiler-alert-theyre-going-up/" target="_blank">several lawmakers announced a compromise</a> that will bring rates back down, at least for now.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:25:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41497 at http://wrvo.org Schumer happy with student loan interest rate compromise SUNY rolls out standardized financial aid form for all its institutions http://wrvo.org/post/suny-rolls-out-standardized-financial-aid-form-all-its-institutions <p>The cost of going to college is an issue of growing concern among students, their parents and public officials. Now the State University of New York is introducing a tool to help applicants figure out exactly how much it will cost them to attend. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:33:47 +0000 Catherine Loper 33607 at http://wrvo.org Student debt in New York state on the rise http://wrvo.org/post/student-debt-new-york-state-rise <p>Student debt levels rose by five percent last year according to a study by the Institute for College Access and Success. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:19:43 +0000 Kate O'Connell 27829 at http://wrvo.org Maffei promises to support federal spending on college loans http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-promises-support-federal-spending-college-loans <p>Democrat Dan Maffei is promising to try and help families struggling with the cost of college. The Congressional candidate says&nbsp; a big part of that is keeping the grant and loan programs that help millions of students pay for an education. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:41:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25795 at http://wrvo.org