A student loan is designed to help students pay for college tuition, books, and living expenses. It differs from other types of loans in that the interest rate is substantially lower and the repayment schedule is deferred while the student is still in school.

Canada Gives Student Borrowers Relief

As part of the Canada Student Loans Program's Repayment Assistance Plan, graduates won't have to pay back their loans until their earnings exceed $25,000.

Google Nixes Payday Loan Ads

Citing “deceptive or harmful­” business practices, the search giant said Wednesday it would stop serving ads for payday loan providers.

One Option For Debt-Burdened Students

As U.S. college students amass record levels of debt, now could be the time for income-share agreements to take hold as an alternative to private student loans.