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Advisory Panel Votes To Revoke Troubled College Accreditor’s Recognition

A week after staff with the Department of Education recommended the termination of federal recognition for the accrediting body that ignored red flags at failed for-profit educator Corinthian Colleges and allowed billions in federal aid to go to schools under investigation, the panel on the receiving end of that recommendation voted to sever ties with Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.  [More]

34% Of Uninsured Choosing To Stay Without Health Coverage, 70% Don’t Know About Subsidies

34% Of Uninsured Choosing To Stay Without Health Coverage, 70% Don’t Know About Subsidies

We’d like to think that most of you know that March 31 is the deadline to obtain health insurance or face a penalty for lack of coverage, but if you’re one of the millions of uninsured Americans, it’s about a 50/50 chance that you’re actually aware of this deadline. And to about one-third of the country’s uninsured, the deadline doesn’t matter because they are choosing to go without coverage. [More]

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Hey, Target: Good Luck Selling 2-Packs For $9.99 When Single Shampoos Cost $4.49 Each

There comes a time in life when you just can’t muster the strength or willpower to get your hair wet, slather it in shampoo, and then rinse it out. I know, it’s exhausting to even think about. But because cleanliness is next to studliness/loveliness, there’s a little product called dry shampoo that takes most of that effort out of the equation. Speaking of equations, Target might want to do some of those when pricing its dry shampoo offerings. [More]


Congress Gives The Go-Ahead To Student Loan Plan

Is it breezy in here or is the combined sighs of relief we’re feeling from college students and parents now that the Congress has reached a compromise on student loan rates? After weeks of the Senate trying to wangle a way to retroactively keep those rates down, the House voted yesterday to approve a compromise from the Senate, which will tie interest rates to the dips and dives of the financial markets. [More]

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The Pros And Cons Of Using A Home Equity Loan To Pay Off Your Student Debt

American consumers currently owe around $1 trillion in student loan debt, and many of them are paying it back at a higher interest rate than what you’d pay on a home equity loan. Furthermore, many student loans don’t offer the ability to refinance at a lower rate. So does it make sense for homeowners with student loan debt to take out an equity loan in order to pay off that lingering college debt? [More]