student loans

4:57 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Staying in-state after graduating could help pay off student loans

Credit File / KBIA

Missouri lawmakers are debating an expansion of a college scholarship for top students that is designed to keep more of them in the state after graduation.

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7:20 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Sen. Blunt touts student loan reform

Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The White House says the average Missouri student borrower will save just over $1,500 this school year under bipartisan legislation approved last week in the Senate, which would undo a rate hike that took effect for subsidized Stafford loans on July 1.

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6:11 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

US Sen. McCaskill gets earful from MU students about college loans

McCaskill took part in a roundtable at MU on federally guaranteed student loans Thursday, May 30.
Credit John Farmer de la Torre / KBIA News

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) took part in a student loan roundtable today on the University of Missouri campus.

She is co-sponsoring the Bank on Student Loans Fairness Act with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The bill would reduce the interest rate on federally guaranteed loans for undergraduates from the current 3.4 percent to the 0.75 percent-rate banks receive when they borrow from the government. McCaskill also heard from graduate and professional degree students in attendance who said their loans should be part of the discussion.

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2:55 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

McCaskill waits tables to emphasize student loans

Claire McCaskill
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is donning an apron to emphasize her support for federal student loans in her campaign against Republican Todd Akin.

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6:26 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Sen. McCaskill: Rep. Akin will eliminate student loans

Sen. Claire McCaskill spoke to students at the University of Columbia Tuesday about the differences between herself and Rep. Todd Akin when it comes to students loans.
Gina Cook

Sen. Claire McCaskill spoke on the University of Missouri Columbia campus Tuesday to kick off her “On Our Campus, On Our Side” tour.

The Democratic incumbent told students it’s important to keep Pell Grants and federal student loans available to sustain education. McCaskill says her opponent, Rep. Todd Akin,  wants to eliminate student loans and that would hurt the middle class.

6:52 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

The impact of college debt

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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5:10 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Thousands in MO Could Benefit From New Student Loan Plan

The Obama Administration announced today it is moving forward with a program to help students manage their loans.

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