U.S. households are now sitting on a record $14 trillion in mortgages, credit cards, student loans and other forms of debt.
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Friends and family of Collin Rose, a Michigan police officer killed in the line of duty, are still learning to navigate life without him. But approaching the third anniversary of his death, they've found a way to make sure his memory endures.
A top Education Department official who oversaw student loans said he is resigning and will seek a soon-to-be vacant Senate seat, running on a plan to cancel student loans, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Billionaire Robert Smith has made good on his promise to pay off the student loan debt of the entire 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College by donating $34 million to the historically black men's school in Atlanta.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has made it clear he wants to revolutionize health care by letting people see a doctor for no charge under his
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced late Friday that he plans to eliminate billions in medical debt, hinting at a proposal the 2020 presidential Democratic candidate's campaign has yet to release in full.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is introducing a bill Tuesday that would cancel the student loan debts of tens of millions of Americans, a plan she first proposed on the campaign trail in April.
Four times a year, Northview Church in Indiana does what it calls the Dollar Club.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing another lawsuit over the department's loan forgiveness program aimed at helping defrauded students.
Sen. Bernie Sanders offered up a plan on Monday to completely eliminate the student loan debt of every American, staking out uncharted territory in the Democratic presidential primary.
A group of bipartisan attorneys general from 51 states and territories on Friday wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging the Department of Education automatically forgive the student loan debt of eligible veterans who became disabled through their military service.
The Education Department released new student loan data this week as part of its plan to deal with student loan debt by giving individual consumers more information about what they're likely to get for their money.
Morehouse College seniors got a surprise Sunday when billionaire investor Robert F. Smith announced during his commencement speech that he would pay off the student loan debt for the historically black college's graduating class.
From college applications to bullying to drills for possible school shootings, students already have enough on their plate without having to worry about affording lunch.
The schools in Warwick, Rhode Island, can put those sun butter and jelly sandwiches away: Someone is stepping up to pay the massive lunch debt of some of its students.
A Rhode Island school district is facing accusations of lunch shaming after it announced a limited midday-meal option for students who are in debt on their school-lunch accounts.
The Department of Education said Thursday that it would wipe away student debt for 15,000 borrowers, implementing an Obama-era rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos has fought to block for more than a year.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was hit with another lawsuit Tuesday claiming she failed to cancel student debt owed by people whose for-profit colleges have been shut down.
An Obama-era rule designed to help students cheated by for-profit colleges get relief on their education debt finally took effect Tuesday after efforts by the Trump administration to block it.