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University of Michigan removes president after an alleged sexual affair with a school employee

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel. Joshua Lott | Getty Images The University of Michigan removed Mark Schlissel as president after an alleged sexual affair and named former university president Mary Sue Coleman as interim president. The move comes after......

Waiting for student loan forgiveness? Here’s what to do in the meantime

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flashpop | Stone | Getty Images Getting impatient waiting to hear if your student loans will be forgiven? Millions of other borrowers are in the same spot. The topic of loan cancellation has been floated for years now. On the......

Amid another Covid surge, schools and businesses find plans disrupted once again

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 PCR test at a free test site in Farragut Square on December 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images A Covid-19 outbreak on a cruise in Lisbon. Thousands of flights canceled.......

Student loan payments keep getting delayed. Will the debt ever be forgiven?

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden walks to the Oval Office upon his return to the White House on Dec. 20, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters When Scott Heins heard that the Biden administration was giving student loan borrowers another three months before......

Biden administration extends payment pause for student loan borrowers until May 1

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amid concerns about the new omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus, the Biden administration will extend the payment pause for federal student loan borrowers until May 1. “We know that millions of student loan borrowers are still coping with the......

Biden administration considers extending payment pause for student loan borrowers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden addresses graduates of South Carolina State University during their commencement ceremony on Dec. 17, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering extending the payment pause and interest waiver for most federal......

Her student loans were forgiven. Then the Education Department refunded her $20,000

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Karen Tongson Courtesy: Karen Tongson Karen Tongson never imagined a moment when she wouldn’t be paying back her student loans. As a professor at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles resident qualified for the public service loan forgiveness......

Student-loan forgiveness would mean everything to Latinx students stuck in a debt cycle

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The amount of student loan debt in the United States is $1.8 trillion dollars — and counting. The price to get an education has never been more expensive. The student loan crisis has affected a lot of students but statistics......

Here’s what a lot of college grads don’t know about their first job offer

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Throughout our lives as students, we work hard to get a good education that will lead us to a solid job and fruitful career. But we aren’t prepared for what happens after graduation — responsibilities such as finding a place......

Just 50% of the college Class of 2020 had traditional full-time jobs 6 months after graduation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The college class of 2020 entered one of the most hostile labor markets in recent history. During the first year of the Covid pandemic, employment decreased across the country. By many measures, college graduates fared best during this period, but......

How to use Tik Tok, Instagram and other social media to launch a business

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gen Z grew up on social media — we’ve been building our list of friends and followers since we were young. So, for college students who want to try their hand at launching a business, they have a ready-made customer......

5 tips for saving money on entertainment expenses as a college student

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Catherine Landers, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, watching something on Hulu on her laptop. Source: Katie Creech Personally, I am not the type of girl to spend hundreds of dollars a month on perfume, clothes or makeup.......

More colleges face bankruptcy even as top schools experience record wealth

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The University of Maryland The Washington Post | The Washington Post | Getty Images Across the country, colleges are in crisis. Fewer students went back to school again this year, dragging undergraduate enrollment down another 3.5% from last year, according......

7 ways college students can help save the environment — and not go broke

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The environment is one of the top concerns for Gen Z — even amid a pandemic. And, while some products that are billed as sustainable cost more, there are a lot of changes you can make in your everyday life......

There’s a lot of financial aid available to women pursuing STEM careers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM professions and for the few who are pursuing science, technology, engineering or math careers – there are a lot of financial challenges. That’s why a lot of companies and organizations are offering scholarships and......

This map shows average student debt balances for 2020 graduates by state

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Student debt balances among 2020 graduates remained at an all-time high. Last year’s borrowing graduates in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Delaware owed close to $40,000 for their bachelor’s degree, on average, according to a report by the Institute for College......

Experts offer crucial money advice college graduates need to hear but never get

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here YinYang | E+ | Getty Images Do new college graduates need to work with a financial advisor? Based on the number of financial subjects they don’t understand, according to advisors, the answer is yes. “The first thing [new grads] don’t......

Stress. Anxiety. Procrastination. Self-doubt. Don’t fall into these traps in college

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Having to pursue college during a pandemic has left 95% of college students with negative mental health symptoms, according to a survey from BestColleges.com, impacting their academic performance and early career success. Since 2014, anxiety and depression have been college......

College tuition increased at historically low rates this year—why that’s ‘good news’ for students

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here For decades, college costs — and student debt totals — steadily grew. Georgetown University researchers recently analyzed U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics data and found that from 1980 to 2019, college costs increased......

How to negotiate the salary for your first job offer

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Getting your first job offer is exciting — joining the full-time workforce can mean a salary, benefits, and a path to financial independence.  But before jumping to accept an offer, it’s important to assess what exactly the company is promising......

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