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Neglecting College Affordability Is a Colossal Moral Failure

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
Kati Haycock

If we are really focused on re-energizing the U.S. economy, we need far more of our young people to enter and complete college.

Students Might Be Forced To Repay Pell Grants

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 06.08.2012 | College

Students at Florida State College in Jacksonville, Fla. may be forced to repay Pell Grants after the institution erroneously doled out at $2.8 million...

The GOP's War on Children

Bruce Kluger | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

As in most presidential election years, noisy battles have been raging as the nation's political armies gear up for what promises to be an even noisie...

Janell Ross

For Latino Voters, Immigration NOT The Biggest Campaign Issue | Janell Ross | Posted 05.09.2012 | Latino Voices

When she was 12, Magali Sanchez's parents divorced. Her mother, unable to find work in Mexico that would feed the family, made a desperate decision. ...

New Student Aid Limitations Could Challenge Former Foster Youths

Ryann Blackshere | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education
Ryann Blackshere

Looming changes to the Federal Pell Grant Program will jeopardize the college prospects of former foster youth, who often start toward higher education with no academic credentials and high financial needs.

We're Having the Wrong Debate About Student Loan Interest Rates

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Kati Haycock

Only in the crazy world of federal budgetary politics can protecting a 3.4 percent interest rate feel like a victory. After all, the Federal Reserve lends money to commercial banks at a discount rate that currently stands at 0.75 percent.

To Improve The Economy, America Needs More College Graduates

Bloomberg View | Jonathan Alter | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

From Bloomberg View Anyone with half a brain knows that bolstering the middle class is critical to securing the future of the U.S. It’s a matter ...

Zach Carter

Student Loan Reform Fight Broader For Obama Than Interest Rate Debate | Zach Carter | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, congressional Democrats announced plans to introduce legislation that would extend the current low interest rates on governm...

The New Student Battle Cry: Don't Double My Rate!

Rich Williams | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Rich Williams

The media and the country are just waking up to the alarming fact that unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress must not let that happen.

LOOK: Obama In Boulder And The Photo That Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.26.2012 | Denver

President Barack Obama walked into a bar. That's not just the beginning of a joke, it's the beginning of the whirlwind that was Obamamania last night ...

Why I'm In: Barack Obama Is a President Who Fights for Me

Alejandra Salinas | Posted 06.24.2012 | College
Alejandra Salinas

On Election Day 2012 my generation will have its voice heard loud and clear: we want to continue the progress in education, and the one to provide that is President Barack Obama.

Joy Resmovits

Will Education Be A Decisive Election Issue In 2012? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education

After a presidential primary campaign so far largely devoid of debate on education, the topic could be a decisive one in 2012, according to a new surv...

8 Ways The Government Is Grappling With Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2012 | College

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) thinks Congress should change the law to allow borrowers to have their debt from private student loans wiped clean when fili...

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

Joy Resmovits

Ryan Budget Slashes Pell Grants | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.05.2012 | Education

More than 1 million students would lose Pell grants entirely over the next 10 years under Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, according to an analysis that the n...

Mr. Bennett and Mr. Bumble

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Brian Rosenberg

While we cannot easily say what the solution to rising college costs is, we can say what it is not. It is not reducing support through grants and low-interest loans for those who are most in need.

Joy Resmovits

Will Congress Prevent Student-Loan Interest Rates From Doubling? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

Spencer Pritchard, a first-year political economics student at University of California, Berkeley, has less control over his professional career than...

Medicaid: Help in Hard Times

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medicaid is vital -- it provides hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities with comprehensive health coverage enabling them to become productive, taxpaying members of society.

5 Things Obama's Budget Does For Higher Ed

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.14.2012 | College

President Obama's budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year would beef up spending on higher education. Appropriately, he unveiled it at a community c...

Preserving America's Safety Net

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago
Tammy Duckworth

Nobody wants to be on food stamps, but when my family lost everything, we were grateful for it.

Many Are Like Romney -- 'Not Concerned' About Very Poor

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

We need targeted intervention by our federal government to provide jobs for our people -- an FDR-like program that hires our youth, our returning soldiers, our chronically unemployed.

College Affordability: Damned If You Go, Damned If You Don't?

José Cruz | Posted 03.21.2012 | College
José Cruz

We can make it not only possible, but probable that the growing numbers of low-income students can rise to the middle class, paving the way for less inequality and more social mobility in America.

Joy Resmovits

Pell Grants Saved -- Kind Of | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | College

With the maximum allocation for Pell Grants preserved in the latest round of the budget showdown -- despite much political football and an earlier Hou...

Joy Resmovits

Can Obama Deliver On His College Affordability Promises? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | College

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- When Joe Biden traveled here last week with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to host a town hall on college affordabilit...

Start Your Student Loan Search Now

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Jason Alderman

Not to elevate your stress level, but this is probably a good time for you and your kid to start investigating how you're going to finance college next fall. Seriously.