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Why Is The Government Gouging Our College Kids?

The American Scholar | William J. Quirk | Posted 10.10.2013 | College

Education, Thomas Jefferson believed, should be free. Its universal availability was at the center of his vision for the republic. In the wake of the ...

What You Need to Know to Start Paying Off Your Student Loans

Posted 12.10.2012 | College

As college debt soars over $1 trillion in the U.S., students across the nation are struggling to pay for their degrees. Rising college tuitions, a...

Education Secretary Touts Student Loan Reform: 'This Is An Unprecedented Investment'

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Two decades ago, about 40 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 30 graduated from college. Today, the rate remains the same here while increasing in count...

Increase In Applicants For Pell Grants Puts Pressure On Student Aid Bill

newsweek.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's never seemed like much of a debate. Should the government spend $61 billion over the next 10 years to continue to subsidize the private lenders w...

Dan Froomkin

Student Loan Overhaul Taking Filibuster-Proof Route To Overcome Corporate Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Having finally decided to use the filibuster-proof budget reconciliation process to push health-care reform over the finish line, Democratic leaders h...