The latest news on loans
A recent study found that 19 percent of households owed student loan debt in 2010.
A recent panel discussed reforms that could help student loan borrowers.
The effects of student loan borrowing are not limited to current students.
Private borrowing is riskier than using federal options but, in some cases, could cost less.
A new student aid policy analysis examined borrowers with very heavy debt loads.
Some families never learn about generous aid programs because they don't apply.
Know how colleges calculate need, and then speak up.
There are lots of potential downsides to dipping into your 401(k) early.
Families are increasingly initiating debt discussions, some college officials say.
The first step toward conquering student debt is a family conversation about responsibilities and budgeting.