Here Is The Real Reason Why The Interest Rate On Education Loans Is Always So High

Here Is The Real Reason Why The Interest Rate On Education Loans Is Always So High

There are many reasons why the interest rate on education loans is so high as compared to a car or property loan. But, don’t worry, there are some privileges through which you can save a part of your hard earned money. But, before that, here are some calculations to keep in mind to get a better idea of the bigger picture. Know If You Are Eligible For Taking The Loan You should be a resident of India. You should have secured an admission at a reputed institution for a particular…

Read More

Despite 21% jump in unpaid education loans, lenders continue disbursal

Despite 21% jump in unpaid education loans, lenders continue disbursal

Despite increasing number of students not paying back their loans spiking NPAs to over 10 %, lending continues for higher education with the disbursals topping Rs 20,000 crore in fiscal 2017, according to a report. Banks and other lenders together disbursed around Rs 20,000 crore in education loans in FY17, up from around Rs 17,000 crore a year ago, while total outstanding grew 1.6 % to Rs 81,600 crore. Non-performing assets (NPAs) within the education loan book of the system ballooned 21 % in the reporting year, spiking the NPA…

Read More

142 per cent rise in bad education loans in 3 years

142 per cent rise in bad education loans in 3 years

Indian banks have seen a 142 per cent rise in default by students who have taken education loans during the past few years, at a time when hiring for new jobs has slowed down and tech companies have started laying off employees. State-owned banks, which are already weighed down by huge defaults by corporates, are the worst hit as they account for over 90 per cent of educational loans. Private banks have largely stayed away from this segment. In the education segment, the total non-performing assets (NPAs), or loans on…

Read More

Reforming student loans and tax credits

Reforming student loans and tax credits

Student debt has reached the top of the national agenda, thanks in part to the significant expansion in the stock of outstanding student loans over the past decade. There is now $1.3 trillion in federal student-loan debt outstanding, up from $441 billion just a decade ago. The increase is a function of rising college costs, increases in student enrollments, and the expansion of federal loan programs. Over that period, total enrollments in post-secondary education grew from 17.5 to 20.3 million students. The federal role in higher-education lending has expanded significantly…

Read More

MoU signed to offer education loans sans any guarantee

MoU signed to offer education loans sans any guarantee

Director NITHM S. Chinnam Reddy   | Photo Credit: BY ARRANGEMENT   National Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management (NITHM) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Overseas Bank, Gachibowli Branch to facilitate education loans to the students without any guarantee or collateral security. Bank Chief Regional Manager Shivkumar Chaturvedi and Director NITHM S. Chinnam Reddy and other officials were present during the signing on Thursday. Two new education loan schemes — Vidhya Surakhas and Vidhya Jyothi introduced by Government of India are to help students studying…

Read More

Students make beeline for loans from educational trusts

Students make beeline for loans from educational trusts

By Jyotirmoyee Ghosh If didn’t get the scholarsI hip, would’ve dropped a year,” says Anubhav Khamroi, who received Rs 2 lakh under Jindal Law School’s Savitri Jindal Global Scholarship in Delhi. Khamroi, a second year BA LLB student, got a merit-based scholarship after attaining 90% in the LSAT entrance exam. “The scholarship has really reduced the financial burden on my family ,” said Khamroi. Scholarships have become essential for middle-class students as cost of higher education has skyrocketed in recent years. At top institutions, the annual fees for professional courses…

Read More

Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

The Trump administration is considering moving responsibility for overseeing more than $1 trillion in student debt from the Education Department to the Treasury Department, a switch that would radically change the system that helps 43 million students finance higher education. The potential change surfaced in a scathing resignation memo sent late Tuesday night by James Runcie, the head of the Education Department’s federal student aid program. Mr. Runcie, an Obama-era holdover, was appointed in 2011 and reappointed in 2015. He cut short his term, which was slated to run until…

Read More

Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

The Trump administration’s first budget proposes ending a program to encourage student-loan borrowers to go into public service by forgiving their debt to save an estimated $27 billion over the next decade. Here’s how the program works: If you take out a federal student loan, you have your loans forgiven after making 10 years of on-time payments and working for an employer the Department of Education deems to be serving the public good. Qualified employers include local, state and federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations. (Private lenders don’t offer this…

Read More

Department of Education Seeking Single Servicer for Student Loans

Department of Education Seeking Single Servicer for Student Loans

The Department of Education announced Friday that it would offer a contract to a single servicer to administer federal student loans. Currently, ED contracts with four different servicers to manage its $1.2 trillion student loan portfolio. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ED released an amended contract solicitation for that future provider on Friday afternoon. “The amendment ensures high quality customer service, maintains all meaningful borrower protections, increases oversight and provides significant savings to tax payers,” James Manning, acting under secretary of education, said in a call with the press on Friday….

Read More

Goodbye to low interest rates on student loans

Goodbye to low interest rates on student loans

Families have been benefiting from historic lows on student loan interest rates. But that will change this fall. As the result of the Treasury Department’s auction of 10-year notes on Wednesday, interest rates on federal student loans will rise by seven-tenths of a percentage point. The new rates will take effect July 1 and are only good for loans taken out to pay for the 2017-2018 academic year. Undergraduate students can expect to pay 4.45 percent in interest on new Stafford loans, instead of the current 3.76 percent. At that…

Read More