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Career-path choices crucial in age of student debt

It's important for high schoolers to consider career paths that will help pay back debts, Gene Natali Jr. says.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 05:11am EST

Tags: Gene Natali, College, Rick Massimo, careers, education

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Is student debt holding back a housing recovery?

A new analysis shows that loan applications for home purchases have dropped 20 percent in the past four months compared with the same period a year ago, and experts think student loan debt may be to blame.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 07:20am EST

Tags: Real estate, mortgage, home buyers

WTOP Answer Desk: How a shutdown could affect you

The WTOP Answer Desk set out to learn which wheels of government would continue to turn and which might grind to a halt.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 07:05am EDT

Tags: WTOP Answer Desk, dick uliano, shutdown, mail, Social Security

Student loan debt in D.C. highest in nation

Credit monitoring firm Credit Karma said the average outstanding student loan debt among District borrowers in July was $43,856, the highest in the nation when D.C. is ranked against states.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:55am EDT

Tags: debt, personal finances, budget

How will student loan interest rates affect you?

Depending on the type of loan, some students won't feel the pinch of doubling interest rates while others will take the hit upon graduation.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:35pm EDT

Tags: interest rates, College, financial aid, darci marchese

The real impact of rising interest rates on student loans

If you're strapped with a student loan and worried about the doubling of interest rates, you may not have to worry, at all, depending on your loan.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 01:45pm EDT

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Md.'s Bartlett apologizes for Holocaust remark

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is apologizing for invoking the Holocaust during a discussion about federally subsidized student loans.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 01:39pm EDT

Tags: Roscoe Bartlett, Holocaust,