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Tyler Kingkade

Only 1 State's College Students Graduate With Less Than $20,000 Of Debt | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.17.2014 | College

New Mexico is the only state where the average college student has less than $20,000 of debt when she graduates, a report released Thursday shows. ...

Student Debt: Paying Back the American Dream

Jason Ritchie | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

My grandfather suffered from black lung, which he caught during his years toiling in the coal mines of Kentucky. For him, sending his son to college meant that my father would never develop his same chronic cough and back pain.

Tyler Kingkade

Study: Average Student Debt Reaches New Levels | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.05.2013 | College

The average college graduate obtained a degree in 2012 with $29,400 in student debt, up from $18,750 less than a decade before in 2004, according to a...

Analysis: Student Debt Trends Are 'Simply Unsustainable'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

Two new reports released this week show Americans are increasingly struggling to repay student loan debt, creating a drag on the economy and wasting t...

Lack Of Safeguards Driving Student Loan Debt

| Jon Marcus | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The first in her family to go to college, Alicia Aiello wanted more than anything to study...

Tyler Kingkade

Which State Leads In Student Debt? | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.18.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- College students who graduated with bachelor's degrees in 2011 left school with the largest average student debt load in history, accordin...

Student Debt: A Problem But Not The Problem

H. Kim Bottomly | Posted 09.02.2012 | College
H. Kim Bottomly

The U.S. public university system is facing a crisis and much of the discussion centers on student debt. However, student debt is just one symptom of the actual problem confronting universities.

Can Your Family Afford College?

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.19.2012 | College
Jason Alderman

I'm a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, whether through college, trade school or self-study, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, "Is a degree really worth the cost?"

Easing Student Loan Repayments

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.19.2012 | College
Jason Alderman

If you're having difficulty paying off your student loans and want to avoid defaulting, Income-Based Repayment and other options are available that might help.

The Worst Schools For Student Debt

Posted 01.07.2012 | College

All colleges are not created equal, at least where student loan debt is concerned. Some schools have higher average debt incurred by their students t...

How High Is Your State's Average Student Debt?

Posted 01.04.2012 | College

In which states are students in the most debt? According to a new report, it's New Hampshire -- where the average student debt tops $31,000. This i...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

$25,250: Average Debt Load For 2010 Graduates Hits Record High Amid Difficult Job Market | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 01.03.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- For the class of 2010, graduation marked a harsh introduction to a cruel reality: the highest average debt load on record and a 9.1 percen...

A Massive Student Loan Debt Milestone

Posted 12.19.2011 | College

Student loan debt will top $1 trillion this year for the first time in history, USA Today reports. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New Yo...

Lessening the Burden of Student Loans

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 10.05.2011 | College
Rep. Edolphus Towns

Young professionals in my district and across the nation are heavily burdened by student debt. At a time when our economy is in dire need of highly trained individuals, we need to do all that we can to encourage students to pursue degrees.

Nearly One In Ten Community College Students Can't Access Federal Loans

Posted 06.29.2011 | College

More than one million community college students in 31 states are denied access to federal loans, according to a report released by the Project on Stu...

Student Loan Debt May Top $1 Trillion This Year

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 06.12.2011 | College

Student loan debt will probably exceed $1 trillion this year as Congress threatens to slash federal aid, the New York Times reports. Earlier this yea...

The Fraud of For-Profit Colleges

Matthew Bruenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matthew Bruenig

For-profit colleges are in the news again with the Washington Post reporting that the Association of Private Sector Colleges and University is suing t...

Attacks on Public Workers Will Hurt Students' Futures

Matthew Bruenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matthew Bruenig

Should public sector jobs have their compensation cut or be eliminated altogether, another blow will be struck to college students hoping to find good jobs upon graduation.

13 Colleges That Won't Leave You In Massive Debt

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Project on Student Debt's recent report (PDF) on student debt and the class of 2009 examined which schools left their students owing the most mone...

13 Colleges That Leave Students In Massive Debt

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a recent report from the Project on Student Debt, the average 2009 college graduate with $24,000 in debt -- an increase of six percent fr...

Which State Has The Highest Average Student Debt?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to the newly released Project on Student Debt, the average student debt load in America is $24,000 -- but in some states, the average reache...