Student Loans http://wyso.org en Got Debt? Ohio College Students Are Banking On It http://wyso.org/post/got-debt-ohio-college-students-are-banking-it <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College applications deadlines are approaching, and Ohio students are facing the daunting question of how to fund their education. Financial aid is down in the state, and student debt is up.</span></p><p>The total budget for need-based aid in the state of Ohio peaked in 2008 at $183 million, while the 2013 budget is just $86 million. Budget cuts in 2009 are responsible for a lot of that change, and while federal Pell Grant funding has increased dramatically, that growth has been outpaced by increases in tuition and living costs.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42565 at http://wyso.org Got Debt? Ohio College Students Are Banking On It Senator Brown Says More Help Needed For Students http://wyso.org/post/senator-brown-says-more-help-needed-students <p>The Senate passed a bill this week that will lower student loan interest rates, at least for the few years. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown isn’t happy with the legislation and as Emily McCord reports, he says there's still more work to do to help students. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:52:43 +0000 Emily McCord 36805 at http://wyso.org Senator Brown Says More Help Needed For Students Senators Work To Forge A Compromise On College Loans http://wyso.org/post/senators-work-forge-compromise-college-loans <p>College and university officials, and many students and parents are watching closely to see whether Congress takes action this week on federally subsidized college loans. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans is set to double when the current rate of 3.4 percent sunsets on July 1st.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Bill Rice (WCPN) 35184 at http://wyso.org