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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.

New Student Debt Report Takes Close Look at Class of 2014

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Like previous TICAS reports, "Student Debt and the Class of 2014" provides a comprehensive overview of the student debt crisis by combining a bird's eye view of the national scope of educational debt with state-by-state data.

The Best Gift for Mother's Day (Hint: It Involves Your Student Loans)

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.22.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

If you have graduated college or university with student loans, the best gift you can give your student loan cosigner is to let them off the hook.

The 8 Biggest Misconceptions About Paying And Refinancing Your Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Stephen Dash

Student loans can be a minefield. Many graduates put off refinancing their student loans simply because they don't understand the process.

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About College Debt?

S. Georgia Nugent | Posted 12.01.2014 | Education
S. Georgia Nugent

Because we don't distinguish among types of higher education, many students don't know that undergraduate colleges can be much more affordable -- and lead to much less indebtedness -- than they realize.

I Love Journalism, But This Is Why I Won't Major In It

Neel Swamy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen
Neel Swamy

How can I convince myself to go into journalism when I am uncertain if I will be able to handle the financial repercussions?

Reforming College Debt, Part II: Possible Solutions

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

There aren't many people who will dispute the value of a college education. College graduates tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction and quali...

Reforming College Debt, Part I: The Problem

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

If the P-12 education system is all about preparing its students for success in adulthood, then college preparation is obviously a must. In the fall o...

Why Is College a Dead-End?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


This College Program Could Completely Revolutionize The Workforce

2014-02-21-ScreenShot20140221at4.19.55PM.png | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact

By Anita Hamilton, Tré Robinson, 20, is the son of a single mom. A year and a half ago, he made his mother proud by graduating fro...

Student Loans, R.I.P.

Bob Hildreth | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

It seems that the government is gathering kindling for a big bonfire.

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.

Hype Aside, College Affordability Calls For Comprehensive Approach

Robert L. Manuel | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Robert L. Manuel

Amid legitimate concerns about cost and debt, we should be wary of alarmist rhetoric and headlines suggesting the average college graduate is jobless and staggering under massive loan obligations.

Widespread Student Loan Sacrifices Bolster Elizabeth Warren's Argument

Posted 05.09.2013 | Business

A survey released early Thursday reveals the stunning sacrifices increasing numbers of Americans are making in order to pay off their student loans. T...

Why the College Search Process Is Broken

Frank Palmasani | Posted 03.26.2013 | College
Frank Palmasani

By designating price as a key criterion at the earliest stages of the college search process, families can avoid taking on excessive debt to pay for college. It's simple. It's sensible. And it's not at all the way it's done now.

Untangling the Web of Retirement and College Savings

Jacob Gold | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money
Jacob Gold

The reality is that a college degree is table stakes in the job market today, and figuring out how to foot this bill has become one of the greatest financial challenges facing parents.

Too Much Student Debt? Blame Your Parents

Rick Newman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Rick Newman

Education is an important asset that's valuable at the right price, but not at any price.

Is College Debt Affecting Your Marriage Plans?

Posted 03.29.2012 | College

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced last week that student loan debts have surpassed the $1 trillion mark, leaving the majority of 201...

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.

A Sensible Solution to Student Loan Debt

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 01.12.2012 | College
Richard Lee Colvin

Last month, President Obama announced a plan to make it a little easier for 1.6 million college graduates to repay their government loans. This is welcome. But it doesn't go far enough.

To Pay or Not to Pay For College?

Justine Rivero | Posted 11.21.2011 | College
Justine Rivero

The rising cost of college education is changing financial expectations of what it means to go to college. This generation of college graduates is tackling their college financial situation in radically different ways.

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...