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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

US Supreme Court’s final rulings of the term to affect college students

US Supreme Court’s final rulings of the term to affect college students

Casey Sebastiano, Reporter July 6, 2023

The Supreme Court made its final rulings of the term on June 29 and 30. Two of the rulings will affect the college admissions process and student loan borrowers. The Court ruled to restrict the use...

What to know about student loans before getting married

Madison Rexroat October 23, 2017

Marriage is a big life step, but it also comes with huge financial impacts, one of which is your student loan payments.Before getting married, each person should be clear about how much student debt they...

Do student loans go to heaven? What happens to debt when you die

Madison Rexroat June 29, 2017

If there is a less appealing subject to think about than death, it’s student loans. So what happens when you combine the two? Depending on what kind of loan you have, your student loans could outlive...

Risk-sharing could be the solution to student loans

Madison Rexroat June 9, 2017

Taking on student loan debt isn’t the only way to pay for a college education. Though not new, income-share agreements (ISAs) are becoming more and more appealing as students, parents, schools and policy-makers...

Personal finance classes in college

Madison Rexroat May 31, 2017

Should colleges require students to take personal finance classes? That is the question among educators as student loans and debt are a bigger issue than ever. But are personal finance classes the answer? In...

Nicki Minaj to start a charity for student loans

Madison Rexroat May 17, 2017

Nicki Minaj has started paying for tuition and student loans for her fans on Twitter – seemingly by random selection among those who reach out.  This makes me so happy. [A few from the other day] I'll...

Kentucky one of the worst states for defaulted student loans

Madison Rexroat April 28, 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s most recent ranking, Kentucky is 49th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia for defaulted student loan debt.16 percent of student loan borrowers...

New bill could make student loans tax deductible for companies

Madison Rexroat March 6, 2017

A new bill proposed last week could make it tax deductible for companies to help pay off their employees’ student debt. Only 4 percent of companies offer repayment benefits to their employees, often...

Student debt defaults double after technical error

Madison Rexroat February 10, 2017

In 2015, the Education Department revealed student loan repayment rates of over 1,000 U.S. schools. It was originally reported that at 347 of those schools, more than half of students had defaulted on...

Student loan giant sued by government for misleading borrowers

Madison Rexroat January 21, 2017

Navient (also known as Sallie Mae) is America’s largest student loan company, and it is now being sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau following allegations that the company misled student...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points at a protestor and tells the crowd get him out during a rally at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

What colleges can expect from the Trump administration

Madison Rexroat January 17, 2017

The Trump presidency is expected to bring several changes to many aspects of American life. For colleges and students, that means they’ll have to adjust accordingly.Expected changes aren’t so much...

U.S. government to forgive $108 billion in student debt

Madison Rexroat December 2, 2016

A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office revealed on Wednesday that $108 billion in student debt is expected to be forgiven in the next few years.This estimate does not factor in inflation,...

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