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Your Money: Now You Can Get Miles for Your Student Loan

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By Reyna Gobel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dana Friend was skeptical about all the offers flooding her inbox to refinance her student loan with a private company, but what sold her in the end was not the offer to cut her interest rate in half – it was the bonus of 50,000 JetBlue miles. The 30-year-old psychologist from Boynton Beach, Florida dropped from paying 6.8 percent to 3.75 with lender SoFi, and also scored free trips to New York and Jamaica. “When I got the email for refinancing directly from JetBlue, I figured they must be legit if a major…

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Servicing Issues May Hamper US Student Loan Forgiveness for Thousands

FILE PHOTO - A graduate's mortar board hat is pictured during a commencement for Medgar Evers College in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S. June 8, 2017.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nurses, teachers and other public-sector workers expecting their outstanding student loans to soon disappear under a U.S. debt-forgiveness program could be in for a surprise, with a government report on Thursday showing loan servicers may have mishandled the process for many borrowers. President Donald…

Irregular Sleep Tied to Worse Grades

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By Marilynn Larkin (Reuters Health) – College students who go to sleep and wake up at different times during the week may be harming their academic performance, according to a U.S. study. Consistency – going to bed and waking up at about the same time every day, weekends included –…

Harvard Rescinds 10 Acceptances Over Obscene Posts

BOSTON (Reuters) – Harvard University has revoked its acceptance of at least 10 applicants to its incoming freshman class after learning the group traded sexually explicit and sometimes racist images in a private online message group, the student newspaper reported. A university spokeswoman declined on Monday to comment on Sunday’s…

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