September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
FARGO â North Dakota agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed a fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans at a news conference Thursday.
Under the current consolidated loan program at the Bank of North Dakota, students have th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
July 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The Senate was able to reach a bipartisan agreement that will provide a sustainable, market-based solution that ensures access and affordability for all students.
July 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday. Continue Reading
July 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON A bipartisan compromise on student loans promises better deals for students and parents over the next few years but could spell higher rates if it gets more expensive for the government to borrow money as expected. Continue Reading
July 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing terms twice as high as when school let out. Continue Reading
July 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Proposal co-sponsored by Sen. Hoeven would permanently address issueWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a proposal to roll back the student loan interest rate that increased from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1 because Congress didn’t pass a plan to prevent it.
June 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON Student loan rates will double Monday at least for a while after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday. Continue Reading
May 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Although the number of people who have student debt in North Dakota is among the highest in the nation, the average amount borrowed is among the lowest, according to a recent report. Continue Reading
April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Voters may still be able to decide whether the State Board of Higher Education should be replaced by a new full-time, three-member commission. Continue Reading
November 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
By raising graduation rates, lawmakers and college officials will be taking what might be the most efficient and cost-effective step toward making college more affordable for all. Continue Reading