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Average Student Debt Rises For Class Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

College graduates from the class of 2014 owe an average of nearly $29,000 in student loan debt, according to a report released Tuesday. The annual Pro...

College Admissions: Debunking the Myth of Prestige and Maximum Financial Success

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Brand names do not necessarily maximize student's financial success. If financial success is not driving the mania behind college admissions competitiveness, then what is?

Tyler Kingkade

Only 1 State's College Students Graduate With Less Than $20,000 Of Debt | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.17.2014 | College

New Mexico is the only state where the average college student has less than $20,000 of debt when she graduates, a report released Thursday shows. ...

Tyler Kingkade

Study: Average Student Debt Reaches New Levels | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.05.2013 | College

The average college graduate obtained a degree in 2012 with $29,400 in student debt, up from $18,750 less than a decade before in 2004, according to a...

Education Debt and the Vocation Crisis: Prospective Priests Can No Longer Afford Poverty

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Gabrielle Canon

The increase in rates on federal student loans will not only impact students -- members of the Catholic Church fear this will also affect faith. Graduates with large amounts of debt will now be less likely to pursue priesthood and will contribute to a significant shortage of priests in the U.S.

The Shame of Student Loans

Terry Savage | Posted 06.21.2013 | College
Terry Savage

The government gets to borrow for 10 years paying less than 2 percent interest on U.S. Treasury notes, while students must pay 6.8 percent interest on the loans they get from the government!

12 Student Loan Debt Numbers That Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

A college degree is often billed as a ticket to the so-called American Dream. But for many people, the money spent along the way can serve as a ticket...

University Will Help Struggling Graduates Repay Loans

Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

Spring Arbor University, a small liberal arts school in Michigan, has announced that it will offer loan repayment assistance to its incoming class if ...

Analysis: Student Debt Trends Are 'Simply Unsustainable'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

Two new reports released this week show Americans are increasingly struggling to repay student loan debt, creating a drag on the economy and wasting t...

10 Colleges Where Students Have the Most Debt

Posted 12.17.2012 | College

US News and World report recently ranked the 10 colleges that graduate students with the most debt. On the list are mostly small, private institutions...

Tyler Kingkade

Which State Leads In Student Debt? | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.18.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- College students who graduated with bachelor's degrees in 2011 left school with the largest average student debt load in history, accordin...

Who's Footing the Bill?

Ben Mulling | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money
Ben Mulling

Having graduated from college with very minimal student loan debt, there are a few things that worked for me that I can personally recommend for a college student.

How A Student Loan Could Force Mortgage Lenders To Say 'No'

Posted 08.16.2012 | College

A new report released Tuesday warns that student loan debt could cut a large population of people out of the housing market, having significant conseq...

What Student Debt Looks and Feels Like From a Graduate's Perspective

Matthew Ross Smith | Posted 07.03.2012 | Money
Matthew Ross Smith

I offer this screenshot as a small window into what student debt looks and feels like from the graduate's perspective. Just look at the "Amount Applied to Interest Column." Half a decade worth of payments later, I still owe over $1,000 more than the original amount I borrowed.

Stop Starving Public Universities and Shrinking the Middle Class

Robert Reich | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Robert Reich

Santorum needn't worry. America is already making it harder for young people of modest means to attend college. Public higher education is being starved, and the middle class will shrink even more as a result.

How High Is Your State's Average Student Debt?

Posted 01.04.2012 | College

In which states are students in the most debt? According to a new report, it's New Hampshire -- where the average student debt tops $31,000. This i...

Blacks and Latinos Will Suffer When the Student Debt Bubble Bursts

David A. Love | Posted 10.28.2011 | Black Voices
David A. Love

There is every indication that the bursting of the student debt bubble, like the housing bubble before it, is imminent. And when it happens, it will send shockwaves throughout the financial markets. People of color will be especially vulnerable.

Student Loan Debt Up 25%

Posted 10.16.2011 | College

Student loan debt has increased 25 percent since 2008, according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Wall Street Journal rep...

Which State Has The Highest Average Student Debt?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to the newly released Project on Student Debt, the average student debt load in America is $24,000 -- but in some states, the average reache...

Average Student Debt Rose 6% In 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The average student debt load for a member of the class of 2009? $24,000, according to a new report from the Project on Student Debt. This figure repr...

Gen Y Debt Burdens Increase As More Students Borrow (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report from the College Board, only a third of bachelor's degree-seeking students don't take out loans to pay for their education. ...