Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt" (SD) working group and its "Rolling Jubilee" (RJ) operation is partying like the music will never end. And, if the...
I am now a 25-year-old woman from middle class "privilege" facing a crushing $60,000 of debt, with a 20-year loan repayment plan. I am still treading water each month, balancing multiple jobs. Is this how I am being "compensated" for my accomplishments, Mr. Reinharz?
Here are the five big myths surrounding liberal arts education -- and why you shouldn't believe them.
For years, the EdOp Loan has been marketed as one of the "primary sources of financial aid" and carried an 18% interest rate. As I mentioned in my previous article, the mailing address listed on EdOpLoan.com happens to be the same mailing address for American Accounts and Advisers, a debt collection agency.
If I had it to do over again, I would have given myself some context for how much money $20,000 or $30,000 really was. I would have spent some time thinking through each of my options, to weigh whether this was a worthy investment or not.
I'm sorry. I need to save $1,100 A MONTH to send my children to college almost 20 years from now?!? That is insanity.
The school faces a class action lawsuit from students who claim Globe fabricates job placement numbers, accreditation, and transfer opportunities to other institutions -- all while saddling unsuspecting students with student debt at the expense of American taxpayers.
As tuitions rise and the job market still slumps, many young college graduates are wrestling with the question of how to make their increasingly expen...
Now in its second week, Washington is no closer to ending the government shutdown. Prior to the shutdown there had been some heated conversation about...
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.
Though online courses have existed for some time, recently they have become more broadly accepted by students as a reputable way to learn.
As the song, "It Sucks to Be Me," from Avenue Q puts it, "four years of college and plenty of knowledge have earned me this useless degree. I can't pay the bills yet `cause I have no skills yet."
The federal government offers a number of different ways to pay back your student loans. In this post we'll look at income based repayment plans, some of their qualification requirements and tradeoffs to consider.
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.
We need more outrage about these other Red Lines, the ones hurting our country. Where are the American people? Where is the outrage? We can do better. We are the United States of America -- we must do better.
With college tuition and debt at an all-time high, it is becoming harder and harder for even the most motivated of graduates to stomach making so little at otherwise respectable jobs.