Student loans

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro at a Stand Against Hate rally at Independence Mall on March 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Kristen Johanson
March 27, 2020 - 5:48 pm
With a surge in unemployment and wage loss due to the coronavirus pandemic, top law enforcers in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania want federal authorities to allow penalty-free delays in student loan payments. Read more here.
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Governor Murphy holds a press conference with advocates, community and faith leaders on impact of marijuana legalization and expungement legislation in Trenton.
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David Madden
November 13, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Only one state in the nation, North Dakota, has a bank owned and operated by the government. Other states, like California, are considering the concept as a way to provide a lower cost alternative to the private sector, and New Jersey is the latest to join that list. Read more here.
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Paul Kurtz
November 01, 2019 - 4:21 pm
It's no secret that college costs have skyrocketed, but the debt bubble is growing so rapidly that a leading student aid organization is now sending out a nationwide warning to high school juniors and seniors. Read more here.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos listens to President Donald Trump during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.
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AP News
October 25, 2019 - 1:15 pm
A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former for-profit college students.
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U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle
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Justin Udo
September 16, 2019 - 3:28 pm
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle wants to expand the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for religious clerics because many of them, he said, are already public servants who work with the poorest communities and people who need the most help. Read more here about student debt.
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KYW Staff
August 28, 2019 - 8:15 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There continues to be a shortage of primary care physicians despite numerous attempts to increase the number of caregivers. According to a new study,...
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Justin Udo
July 07, 2019 - 11:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — College graduates in Pennsylvania may be feeling the student loan crisis a little harder than the rest of the country. The average college graduate in Pennsylvania owes a little more than $36,000 in debt, the highest in the country, according to Douglas McIntyre with...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking during a forum on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Miami.
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June 24, 2019 - 12:43 pm
By Laurie Kellman and Elana Schor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two...
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June 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What can you do about student loans if you go into default? On the list of the stupidest college courses are "Sociology of Miley Cyrus" taught at Skidmore College and "How to Watch Television" taught at Montclair State...
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A 23-year-old East Mount Airy man is still in shock days after Billionaire Robert Smith paid off the student loans of Morehouse College's Class of 2019.
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Cherri Gregg
May 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 23-year-old East Mount Airy man is still in shock days after billionaire Robert F. Smith paid off the student loans of Morehouse College's Class of 2019. The Philadelphia graduate says he barely made it to graduation day because of debt. "It's indescribable. I mean...
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