As of yesterday, interest rates for new student loans will officially double, which, for some college students in Missouri, could prove to be particularly burdensome. Congress will meet again next week after the July 4 holiday and several organizations in St. Louis and across the state are working t ... More >>
A bad economy has sent many college grads into default on their student loans.Nationally, the rate of former college students defaulting on their federal student loans shot up this year -- with 8.8 percent of borrowers now in default as opposed to just 7 percent last year, according to the U.S. D ... More >>
Financial aid forms don't always tell the whole story, according to federal statuteHas the U.S. Department of Education pulled a bait-and-switch by demanding that Saint Louis University fork over $2.8 million in student loans paid out by the government fifteen years ago? That's what administ ... More >>
While the real dialogue on DailyRFT today could be found on a post about the efficacy of red-light cameras in saving lives, the most succinct and humorous comment of the day came in response to a post about a bill allowing welfare recipients to be drug tested. Commenter "AN" had this to say: So seri ... More >>
Suddenly worth a lot less.Yes, Webster University is a fine school. It's nothing like University of Phoenix and other so-called "diploma mills." Webster U. has standards. It rigorously screens its students and selects only the best and brightest. [Insert sound of record scratching here.] Yesterda ... More >>
Former governor Rod Blagojevich was indicted yesterday of sixteen felonies on charges of wire fraud, racketeering, attempted extortion and making false statements. Four other people from Blago's inner circle were also charged with crimes yesterday. View the entire indictment here. Two local yokels e ... More >>
Has the St. Louis College of Health Careers failed to deliver on promises of a good education and rewarding jobs?