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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The borrowing cost for student loans is poised to reach a 16-year high. The interest rate on a federal undergraduate student loan is expected to climb to 6.5% in July, which would mark its highest level since 2008, financial-aid expert Mark Kantrowitz told ABC News. The current interest rate […]

Alex Kent/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Student protesters critical of the Israeli government’s military actions in Gaza have continued to face accusations of antisemitism, as politicians from across the ideological spectrum react to the widening demonstrations on college campuses. But many of the student groups behind the protests – including Jewish activists voicing their support […]

Columbia University West Lawn on April 24, 2024. Via Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Protests on college campuses calling for the divestment of funds from Israeli military operations continued to spread on Wednesday, even as hundreds of students have been arrested. The student protests — some of which have turned into around-the-clock encampments — […]

A man walks past Israeli and US flags alongside portraits of Israelis taken hostage by the militant Palestinian group Hamas in front of the pro-Palestinian encampment at Columbia University in New York on April 23, 2024. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — Columbia University has said they are making “important progress” with representatives […]

An Alaska Airlines airplane takes off at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 5, 2023. (Bloomberg via Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — A 19-year-old student pilot is facing a federal charge over allegedly attempting to enter the cockpit of an Alaska Airlines flight multiple times, according to court documents. The crew […]

jayk7/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration will begin automatically relieving student debt for another 153,000 people on Wednesday, bringing the total number of Americans approved for debt relief to nearly 3.9 million. President Joe Biden will tout the new debt relief in a speech from Los Angeles, and thousands of people will receive an […]

CREDIT: Darrin Klimek/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A student was taken into custody Monday in connection with a double homicide at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, according to officials. Nicholas Jordan, 25, is facing two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of the two victims, who were found shot dead in a […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A Cornell University student was charged with making threats against Jewish students on the campus, according to federal charges filed by the Justice Department on Tuesday. Patrick Dai, a junior at Cornell, was charged by the DOJ with making explicit threats against Jewish men, women and babies, which allegedly […]

Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz (WASHINGTON) — Days after borrowers once again began paying back their student loan debts after a three-year pause amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden highlighted what his administration has done to fix holes in the system — signaling to voters that he hasn’t given up on broad debt […]

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The government’s unprecedented three-year pause on federal student loan payments officially ends this Sunday, Oct. 1, when roughly 28 million borrowers will once again be on the hook for their loans. The restart to payments comes after eight extensions of the pandemic-era pause, beginning during former President Donald Trump’s administration. […]