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The bittersweet taste of compromise on student loans

On Wednesday the Senate passed a student loan bill that Matthew Segal from wishes could help the students more.Full story

NBC Politics: Senate passes compromise student loan deal

After a series of delays, the Senate passed legislation Wednesday to fundamentally restructure government student loans and reverse the sharp hikes in interest rates that went into effect on July 1.The vote was 81-18, with more than a dozen Democrats voting against the White Ho … Full story

Families spending less to fund college

  As families try to figure out how to pay for college, a new report suggests there’s a shift in how families are paying for the rising cost of tuition. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.

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  Congress reaches a deal on student loans

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to restore lower interest rates on federally subsidized college student loans. The rates on federally subsidized Stafford Loans had doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1. Under the deal rates will go down to 3.8 percent for undergraduates and 5.4 pe

  A breakthrough for student loans

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the Senate would take a vote on a new deal for student loans very soon. NOW’s Alex Wagner and the panel discuss.

  Senate reaches student loan deal: AP

The Associated Press is reporting the Senate has reached a deal on lower interest rates on student loans, and Rolling Stone is taking massive heat for putting accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's face on their recent cover, reports CNBC's Seema Mo...

  Student loans in limbo

Student loan debt has officially topped $1 trillion. CNBC's John Harwood has the progress report.

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People walk on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013 in New York City.

U.S. President Obama speaks about student loans at the White House in Washington
U.S. President Obama speaks about student loans at the White House in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks on student loans from the White House in Washington May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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DENVER, CO - JUNE 10: College student Kelly Binns, 19, does school work while house sitting on June 10, 2013 in Denver, Colorado to help pay back her growing student loans. Binns fears the increase in student loans interest rates and is already worried about how she will pay back her loans when she