Student loans

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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 Gov. Phil Murphy
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Mark Abrams
April 25, 2019 - 3:52 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation in Trenton Thursday giving borrowers a break on repaying state-backed college student loans if they run into financial hardships. Murphy said the measures, which are restructuring the student loan programs through the New Jersey...
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Ivanka Trump stands before President Donald Trump signs a memorandum to expand access to STEM, science technology engineering and math, education, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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March 18, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college. White House officials announced the plan Monday amid a list of education priorities as Congress sets out to overhaul the Higher Education Act. The plan says Congress should...
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Yara Shahidi and Emily Arlook
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Rachel Kurland
January 07, 2019 - 1:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As student loan debt seems to continue to rise exponentially with each year, a local app creator is attempting to ease some of the burden. The scholarship app Scholly , which makes scholarships for college students more easily accessible on one platform, has partnered...
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Antionette Lee
December 10, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 44 million Americans are facing the burden of a combined $1.5 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. A recent Apartment List study also found that nine out of 10 millennial renters want to purchase a home, but it's not in the near future for them because...
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