student loans http://wkms.org en Mid-Continent Students Unable to Finish Their Program Can Get Federal Student Loan Payments Forgiven http://wkms.org/post/mid-continent-students-unable-finish-their-program-can-get-federal-student-loan-payments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mid-Continent University students who are unable to finish their programs due to the institution’s closure may not have to pay their federal student loans.</p><p>The Department of Education says students who do not transfer and do not finish the program they started at Mid-Continent are eligible for discharges on direct and Federal Family Education loans. But Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Executive Director Carl Rollins&nbsp;says getting a loan discharged isn’t necessarily the best option for Mid-Continent students.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:46:27 +0000 Whitney Jones 40146 at http://wkms.org Mid-Continent Students Unable to Finish Their Program Can Get Federal Student Loan Payments Forgiven Student Loan Rates Set To Double On July 1 http://wkms.org/post/student-loan-rates-set-double-july-1 The interest rate on government-backed student loans is going to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent Monday.<p>Republicans, Democrats and the Obama administration could not agree on a plan to keep it from happening. Lawmakers say a deal is still possible after the July 4 recess. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:28:33 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 32585 at http://wkms.org Student Loan Rates Set To Double On July 1 Morning Cram [Todd Akin, Corn Harvest, Student Loan & Payday Loan Edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-todd-akin-corn-harvest-student-loan-payday-loan-edition <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); overflow: visible; width: auto; line-height: 1.3em; background-color: rgb(229, 229, 229); "><strong>From NPR:</strong> It's come to this for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=158419545" style="color: rgb(51, 102, 204); " target="_blank">Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri</a>:</p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); overflow: visible; width: auto; line-height: 1.3em; background-color: rgb(229, 229, 229); ">As more and more of his fellow Republicans call on him to drop out of his race for the Senate before&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=159476810" style="color: rgb(51, 102, 204); " target="_blank">today's 6 p.m. ET deadline to easily get his name off the ballot</a>, the congressman's loudest defender is his Democratic opponent.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:31:56 +0000 Dave Shinall 21062 at http://wkms.org Morning Cram [Todd Akin, Corn Harvest, Student Loan & Payday Loan Edition] Sen. Durbin Calls for Passage of Student Loan Bill http://wkms.org/post/sen-durbin-calls-passage-student-loan-bill <p>Illinois’ U.S. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:03:04 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21060 at http://wkms.org Sen. Durbin Calls for Passage of Student Loan Bill the morning cram [ we need two big pizzas...a whole lotta water...and Funyons edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-we-need-two-big-pizzasa-whole-lotta-waterand-funyons-edition <p><strong>NPR reports</strong> a new law in Chicago may mean you won&#39;t go to jail for <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/27/155791620/exhale-chicago-a-little-pot-may-be-fine-d">&quot;just a little&quot;</a>&nbsp;pot.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:42:35 +0000 Gary Pitts 18598 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [ we need two big pizzas...a whole lotta water...and Funyons edition] Study Shows Kentucky Student Debt http://wkms.org/post/study-shows-kentucky-student-debt <p>New data shows Kentucky college graduates will shell out an average of $200 a month for a decade to pay off their student loans.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:23:48 +0000 Associated Press 18597 at http://wkms.org Study Shows Kentucky Student Debt Low Interest KHEAA Loan Available to Children of Kentucky Residents http://wkms.org/post/low-interest-kheaa-loan-available-children-kentucky-residents <p>Kentucky residents whose children&#39;s financial aid doesn&#39;t meet college expenses can apply for a state-based loan. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:04:36 +0000 the associated press 18489 at http://wkms.org Low Interest KHEAA Loan Available to Children of Kentucky Residents