student loans http://tpr.org en The Source: Expanding Debt Relief For Students http://tpr.org/post/source-expanding-debt-relief-students <p>Yesterday President Obama signed a presidential memorandum that, when implemented, expands access to a repayment cap of 10 percent of income to an additional 5 million federal borrowers.</p><p>The action takes a law passed in 2010 applying to new loans and applies it to loan holders who borrowed before October 2007.</p><p>College affordability and the ability to go and then pay off your debt are of great concern across the country as the average college graduate, from 2012, owed $29,000 and the costs keep rising.&nbsp;</p><p>What can we do to make college more affordable?&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:50:33 +0000 Paul Flahive 33156 at http://tpr.org The Source: Expanding Debt Relief For Students The Source: New EPA Regulations | Rethinking The Value Of College http://tpr.org/post/source-new-epa-regulations-rethinking-value-college <p></p><p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week President Obama announced that he would be directing the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce stricter rules on new and existing coal plants, marking some of his more ambitious climate change efforts. &nbsp;</span></p><p>"We don't have time for a meeting of the flat earth society," remarked Obama at his June 25 press conference regarding why he would be going directly through the EPA as opposed to through congress for a deal on climate change.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:32:25 +0000 Paul Flahive 14132 at http://tpr.org The Source: New EPA Regulations | Rethinking The Value Of College Federal Government Accelerates Implementation Of Student Loan Repayment Plan http://tpr.org/post/federal-government-accelerates-implementation-student-loan-repayment-plan <p></p><p>People who are saddled with big student-loan debts can soon take advantage of the government’s loan repayment and forgiveness plan that officially begins this Friday.</p><p>The Department of Education program will allow students and families who are paying off high student loan debt to reduce their payments to 10 percent of their discretionary income.</p><p>Derrick Smith, a certified credit counselor with <a href="http://www.cccssa.org/" target="_blank">Consumer Credit Counseling of San Antonio</a>, said students must have received two separate loans.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:13:19 +0000 Eileen Pace 3456 at http://tpr.org Federal Government Accelerates Implementation Of Student Loan Repayment Plan