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College Loans and Debt

We're All in the Sacrifice Zone Now

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Dave Pruett

Appalachia has long been in America's sacrifice zone, metaphorically and literally. Big Coal has plundered thousands of seams, ripped the tops off 500 mountains, extracted the land's wealth, poisoned its streams and rivers, and left the people destitute. But Appalachia is hardly America's only sacrifice zone.

New Student Debt Report Takes Close Look at Class of 2014

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Like previous TICAS reports, "Student Debt and the Class of 2014" provides a comprehensive overview of the student debt crisis by combining a bird's eye view of the national scope of educational debt with state-by-state data.

Why Some Community College Students Can't Get Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.16.2014 | College

Nearly one million community college students in 30 states attend schools that do not provide access to federal student loans, according to a report r...

CHART: Student Debt Costs Hundreds Of Thousands In Future Wealth

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business

The real cost of student loan debt is far greater than you may think, according to a new analysis. A household with $53,000 in outstanding student...

A New Way to Finance College

James G. Moseley | Posted 09.28.2013 | College
James G. Moseley

Under this system, everyone who is admitted to a qualifying institution receives a college education for $5,000 per year, making college no longer dependent on socio-economic standing.

The Power of Practical Learning

Richard E. Wylie | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Richard E. Wylie

Two weeks ago, I watched our Class of 2013 cross the commencement stage and accept the diploma that signifies they're ready to take the next steps in ...

Hello World : New Graduate

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

What is in store for the new graduates who have spent the big bucks on attaining education, or gone to extremes and are in debt for the so called "needed" education background?

Understanding the Fundamentals of Student Loans | Posted 07.02.2013 | College

Understanding the importance of higher levels of education can become a frustrating task when coupled with trying to understand the options available to pay for that said importance.

The Problem of Tuition

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Frank H. Wu

The hyper-inflation of tuition is well documented. By any measure, the cost of college attendance has increased dramatically. Higher education tends to be debt financed. The student loan bubble may well be like the subprime mortgage bubble -- only worse.

PHOTOS: Guess Which U.S. City Has The Most Broke Students?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.12.2013 | DC

Live in D.C.? Is your student loan debt so high it feels like the world is resting on your shoulders? Well, you're not alone. According to a rep...

Raising Interest Rates? But Students Are Already in Debt

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

I am a college student who is really tired of hearing Congress argue about college. This week Senate Republicans rejected a bill preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling July 1.

Waging War on Higher Education

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

Math and science students deserve our support. But does that mean that we should abandon the study of philosophy, the history of art, or the analysis of society and culture? Is public higher education a place for skill acquisition or is it space for teaching young people how to think?

Remembering MLK: Standing Up to the Dream Killers

Van Jones | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Van Jones

Today, April 4th, 2012, marks the 44th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. It's a good time to reflect on the state of not only Dr. King's dream, but the American dream at large.

The Next Bubble: Is It Time for the Feds to Cap College Tuition?

Adam Levin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

If the interest rate on student loans is doubled this summer, the camel's back will break and we will be facing yet another large-scale crisis like the one that crippled the economy in 2008.

"Action First" -- Interview With Alltuition Founder & CEO Sue Khim

Angie Chang | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology
Angie Chang

Alltuition brings every step of financial aid into one easy interface, like a TurboTax for college.

President Obama Proposes Cuts in Aid Programs to Preserve Pell Grant

Mark Kantrowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Kantrowitz

It is unlikely that Congress will increase student aid funding by much over the next decade. Instead, there will be greater emphasis on using current funding more effectively.

Chris Kirkham

Kaplan University's 'Guerrilla Registration' Forcing Students Into Debt | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Arlen Castillo had just begun an online associate's degree program at Kaplan University when a family emergency forced a change of plans. Her mother i...

2011: The Year of the Brain (and Other Trends)

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

This is the 12th in a series of 12 posts expounding on the 2011 forecasts in the annual trends report from Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR and an internationally respected trendspotter.

Student Loans: Avoid the Hangover

Mark Britton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Britton

Student loans allow you to party now, but the hangover is very real, possibly even debilitating to your financial future. Here are the biggest risks students face.

We Won a Robust Public Option . . . on College Loans

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jeff Cohen

We won! When President Obama signs the health care reconciliation bill on Tuesday, we can crow about a robust public option. I'm not hallucinating. We should savor this victory. Unfortunately, it's not a health care victory.

America's Student Loan Providers Object to Being Cut Off at the Public Trough

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anya Kamenetz

A bill, which would save the public as much as $80 billion over 10 year by canceling public subsidies for banks making student loans, has caused bankers to spend tens of millions of dollars lobbying against it.

U.S. Colleges: The Ten Most Expensive

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This fall, as unemployment surged and the economy continued to hurt, students at both public and private colleges across the country saw a significant...

"Student Loan Sinkhole?" Garners Huge Response

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

What would you do if -- as a college-educated young mother -- you lost your job, had debt collectors calling you incessantly, and were just evicted from your home?

Despite the Economy, College Grads Set to Launch Innovative Product

Lola Olley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lola Olley

The BFF <3 necklace site provides security to tween girls who have synced their necklaces with other friends' necklaces, making them less susceptible to online predators.

RED the Book: The Millennials and the Myth of College

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Goldwasser

Far from being the spoiled generation, twentysomethings are finding the simple things their parents were able to do (like moving out, like newly married couples being able to buy a home) impossible.