Student Loans http://wunc.org en N.C. Students Have Enough College Debt To Buy 20 Llamas http://wunc.org/post/nc-students-have-enough-college-debt-buy-20-llamas <p>North Carolina's students are graduating with <a href="http://www.ticas.org/pub_view.php?idx=922">more debt</a> than ever before.</p><p>The average student graduating from a public, or private-non-profit school will graduate with $23,893 dollars in debt. In 2008, the average student had just $18,000 in debt.</p><p><strong>We wondered...just what could you buy with $24,000?</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How about a Toyota Camry L with keyless entry?</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:28:32 +0000 Eric Mennel 27475 at http://wunc.org N.C. Students Have Enough College Debt To Buy 20 Llamas NC Lawmakers Take Center Stage In Student Loan Debate http://wunc.org/post/nc-lawmakers-take-center-stage-student-loan-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The issue of rising interest rates on government subsidized student loans wasn’t a topic on most people’s minds until about a year ago. That’s when <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4">President Barack Obama stepped onto the stage at </a></span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4">UNC-Chapel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4"> Hill’s Memorial Auditorium and “slow-jammed the news”</a> with late show host Jimmy Fallon.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:17:58 +0000 Dave DeWitt 18858 at http://wunc.org NC Lawmakers Take Center Stage In Student Loan Debate President Obama Talks Student Loan Debt At UNC http://wunc.org/post/president-obama-talks-student-loan-debt-unc <p>President Obama brought his message of affordable education for all to the Tar Heel State as part of a day-long college tour.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> University of North Carolina juniors Maria Rodriguez, Emalyn Penn and Mariella Albarado sat together at UNC's Carmichael Arena hoping for specific words to come from the President.<br><br><strong>Maria Rodriguez: </strong>I want to hear him say that there are going to be cheap student loans. That's exactly what I want to hear him say.<br> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 01:16:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2733 at http://wunc.org Bill Would Allow Community Colleges To Opt Out Of Some Loans http://wunc.org/post/bill-would-allow-community-colleges-opt-out-some-loans <p>Lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow community colleges to opt out of offering low interest federal loans to students. Legislation enacted last year would require all community colleges to participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. It allows students to borrow directly from the federal government. But some community college presidents say if too many students fail to repay these loans it may jeopardize the institutions' ability to provide other federal financial aid.</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 9171 at http://wunc.org