Personal finance for students:

How debt happens. How it affects your life

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A team of Investigative Journalism students at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke have looked into the personal finances of college students and are here to give you insight on debt and what you can do in the future to eliminate it.

We will show you:

How debt happens and how it affects YOUR life.

With the steady rise of college cost in the U.S., student loans are the beginning stages of how you can fall into debt. (Read more...)

Different ways to repay today

There are several alternate ways to repay college debt but the government and military branches have teamed up to help students with the repaying process. (Read more...)

Repayment methods on the horizon

The government has designed a new program to help students with the battle of repaying loans after college. The goal is to cap monthly payments with the new Income-Based Repayment program. (Read more...)

What YOU can do to keep from falling into debt

By recognizing the mistakes of the past and taking some advice from financial advisors you can help your college experience become stress-free. (Read more...)

The horror in debt

Almost anyone can attend a college or university through scholarships and loans but many students are unaware of how much money is a reasonable amount for an education. (Read more...)

by Tashieka Hammond

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The American dream turned nightmare »
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Investigative Journalism (JRN-4600) is the capstone learning experience in the Journalism track of the Mass Communication Dept. at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. These topics by students in the Investigative Journalism class were chosen by the class members and the individuals who wrote them. The themes, covers, sections, pages and images have been designed, prepared and managed by students in the course and the topics have been reported and illustrated by the bylined individuals. Views implied or expressed in these issues are not endorsed by the professor, the department, the university, or possibly anyone else. We are grateful to those persons, agencies and institutions that have graciously provided information and images. Your comments on the articles are welcomed by Professor Anthony Curtis who may be contacted via e-mail at or by phone at (910) 521-6616.
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