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Could Marco Rubio Fix Student Loans?

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 2:21 PM

During Tuesday night's State of the Union response, Senator Rubio spoke a lot about rising student debt -- perhaps more than President Obama did in his State of the Union address. Here are some highlights.

"I believe in federal financial aid. I couldn't have gone to college without it."...

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$1,000,000,000,000: How Did We Get Here?

(6) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 4:28 PM

Part II of an ongoing series on student debt.

Anthony Hatfield can't afford to pay his student loans. And he has about $130,000 worth. A graduate of Ball State University, the Indianapolis entrepreneur started his own business two years ago and is working to grow it.

"I would love...

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Why the Student Loan Interest Rate Debate Matters

(7) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 1:57 PM

Part I of an ongoing series on student loans

The student loan interest rate debate has gone viral, and a result, it's taken over Congress.

This is great news, because if Congress does not act by July 1, interest rates on Subsidized Stafford Loans will double from...

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The State of Young America

(8) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 9:19 PM

A young veteran too mired in debt to take out any more loans, now relying on GI Bill benefits and working his way through community college. He works as a bouncer at night to make ends meet.

A couple struggling to raise a child. He works two jobs, 14.5-hour work...

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How Young Adults Can Jumpstart the Economy

(12) Comments | Posted May 20, 2011 | 6:43 PM

Amidst this tough economy, and perhaps because of it, many young people are trying something bold: they're starting a business. Where there are no jobs to be found, and the unemployment rate for young adults is astronomical, these new businesses can create jobs, spur innovation, and grow our...

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Don't Blame Pell for the Cost of College

(8) Comments | Posted April 29, 2011 | 1:48 PM

As Congress continues to debate a 2012 budget, Chairman Paul Ryan and others have proposed slashing Pell grants, a program that provides tuition aid for millions of low-income students. They argue that Pell is responsible for the rising cost of college tuition. But this argument is both factually wrong and...

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