Posts Tagged ‘US Students#8217;

11
May

Today, Sallie Mae’s new lower interest rates and zero fees for the Smart Option Student Loan® go into effect. For loans credit approved on or after May 10, 2010, our rates will range from LIBOR + 2.500% to LIBOR + 9.875%. Also effective today, there will be no disbursement or repayment fees on our Smart Option Student Loan, regardless of the applicant’s or cosigner’s credit.

20
Apr

If you’re an American student coming to IE and plan on funding your program with a student loan, you may want to have a read of this article which recently appeared in the Washinton Post.  Below is the link to the artile and a brief clip from the article itself.

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/13/AR2009041302771.html

“With the Obama administration proposing to overhaul the programs a majority of American students use to finance their college education, the student loan industry is fighting back.

The administration is calling for sweeping changes to the decades-old approach of providing federal subsides to private loan companies, arguing that the revamp will save $94 billion that can be redirected to needy borrowers and help even more people go to college. But the industry and its congressional allies are countering that it would add billions to the national debt, put thousands of industry employees out of work and provide shoddy service for borrowers.

The result of the growing confrontation will determine the way students across the country pay for college and, potentially, the fate of dozens of student lending firms…”

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