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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation’s net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet. A Kansas banker says today’s grain prices will bring in enough to pay for basic operating costs, but it’s not … Continue reading

Dept. of Education announces new regulations to protect students and help borrowers
Business / Campus Life / Education / National / Politics

Dept. of Education announces new regulations to protect students and help borrowers

The Department of Education announced today, Oct. 27, the publication of two regulatory packages that will protect students in the rapidly-expanding college debit and prepaid card marketplace and add a new income-based repayment plan so more borrowers can limit the amount of their payments to 10 percent of their income. “Since day one, protecting students and … Continue reading

Editorial: Sen. Warner praises administration’s effort to strengthen student loan system
Education / National / Opinion & Editorial / Virginia

Editorial: Sen. Warner praises administration’s effort to strengthen student loan system

(This editorial is published by the Spartan Echo from a United States Senate press release.) Proposals will improve student protections and ensure efficiency among federal agencies WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), who has been a leader in several bipartisan Congressional efforts to help borrowers better manage their student loan debt, released the … Continue reading