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Love and Student Debt: How the New REPAYE Plan Could Affect Marriages

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.25.2015 | Money
Equal Justice Works

Unlike PAYE, which is only open to students who took out loans after October 2007, the REPAYE plan will be open to anyone who borrowed directly from the federal government. This includes older borrowers who were previously shut out from PAYE.

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?

Ben Walsh

The One Argument In Favor Of Student Loans | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business

College is worth it. That's the straightforward conclusion of a recent study from the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. "A college degree -- i...

Mark Cuban Explains Who's Going To Burned By The Student Loan Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

Mark Cuban thinks the student loan bubble is going to burst. Between the $1 trillion of student debt owed today and the growing cost of college tu...

Avoiding the Need for Student Debt Relief

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

College matters. Education matters. Having a well-paying and satisfying job matters. Being able to live as free as possible from college debt matters. I don't believe the American dream for most people is to go to the most expensive Ivy League or most prestigious research institution, and then go on to become rich and famous.

How Tuition And Student Debt Grew Since 2005

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.08.2014 | College

Student debt has grown significantly since 2005, before the recession hit and back when The Huffington Post was first founded. In honor of the web...

Is Less College Debt Always Better?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 11.24.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Should students be borrowing more, not less? It's a relevant question for minorities in particular, since they are hit harder by crushing loans. Students of color are more likely to take on more student loan debt and graduate with more debt as well.

It's Too Expensive to Go to College Anymore

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

America is the land of dreams and opportunity. Anyone who is passionate enough to want a college education should be afforded the opportunity to at least try.

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...

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...

Student Debt on Millennial Voters' Minds This Election

Anne Johnson | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Anne Johnson

This year, both candidates have focused heavily on the economy -- and with good reason, as it is on the mind of nearly every voter. But what gets far too little attention is the fact that the future of the American economy is tied directly to the success of young people.

Some Universities Trying To Discourage Student Loans

| Jon Marcus | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In an effort to reduce student loan default rates, some colleges and universities are laun...

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 the Guidebooks Won't Tell You About College Life

Laura Newland | Posted 07.23.2012 | College
Laura Newland

At a time when students are working harder than ever to gain admission to college it's comforting to think of universities as bastions of academic inquiry, where students debate grand ideas and discover how they can best serve society. But the reality is more complicated.

Lizzie Schiffman

Doubling Student Loan Interest Rate Would Hit Illinois Hard, Data Shows | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 05.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- If Congress fails to renew a 2007 law that halved the interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford loans, Illinois students will be star...

Financial Literacy for the College Student

Mary Johnson | Posted 01.30.2012 | College
Mary Johnson

College loans have provided a vital lifeline for most students and families, but affordability remains a top concern. It's time for a shared commitment to rebalance this equation.

Destroying Education in the Name of the Free Market

Noah Baron | Posted 08.13.2011 | College
Noah Baron

If a college degree is to indicate anything other than socio-economic status, then American public higher education must remain fully funded.