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Education Debt

The Truth About Loan Forgiveness, Cancellation and Discharge

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.15.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

It's not a myth! Every student loan borrower has to repay their debt, even if they are unable to find a job after graduating or didn't graduate at all. However, some repayment options can lead to your federal student loans being forgiven, canceled, or discharged.

5 Tips for Paying Off Your Own Student Loans While Saving for Your Kids' Education

Women & Co | Posted 12.08.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

How do you pay off student loans when you need to manage other debts, fund your retirement and save for the future cost of your children's education? It starts with knowledge and a plan.

Student Debt Reaches New Heights

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

In what is now an annual ritual, a new crop of college graduates has been crowned the most indebted class in American history. Students in the clas...

Could This Measure Help Close The Racial Wealth Gap? | Posted 03.15.2013 | Black Voices

African-Americans bear a disproportionate amount of consumer debt in our nation’s economy. The wealth gap between African-Americans and average Amer...

Why We Can't Afford Our Nation's Public Education Debt

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

It is clear: Politicians are playing politics with education. And it's a game we cannot afford to lose.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Occupy Wall Street's Student Supporters Walk Out Of Class In Solidarity | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.17.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- On a damp Thursday afternoon, several hundred students walked out of class and gathered in Union Square Park to demonstrate continued soli...

Why Does the Debt Deal Pick on Grad Students?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 10.17.2011 | Education
Beth Kobliner

Under the new deal, the government will no longer subsidize the popular federal student loan, the Stafford, for graduate school. Congress felt it was the right time to hit students where it hurts the most: their wallets.

Finally, Student Voices Enter the Discussion on Education Debt

Ben Mangan | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Ben Mangan

This country stands at a crossroads with regard to the role that higher education plays. Education debt is a growing barrier to future prosperity.