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Student Debt Crisis

Here's What We Can Do About the Student Loan Crisis

PolicyGenius | Posted 03.18.2015 | College
PolicyGenius

America is in the midst of a student loan crisis. The total outstanding student loan debt has passed the $1 trillion mark, the class of 2014 is the most indebted class ever, and graduates are referring to their student loans as a form of "indentured servitude."

Have We Already Solved the Student Debt Crisis?

Equal Justice Works | Posted 02.27.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Kevin Carey posits that the market dominance of federal student loans combined with income-driven repayment plans has solved student debt crisis. It's an intriguing and optimistic thesis.

How Parents Can Avoid Getting Crushed by the Student Loan Crisis

Stephen Dash | Posted 03.10.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

Steve Mason's tragic story may be an extreme case, but he is not alone. Millions of people are legally obligated to have a portion of their wages diverted to paying down student debt. Borrowers and their parents seemingly have nowhere to turn.

How Public Service Loan Forgiveness Helps Close the Justice Gap

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.07.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Without the ability to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, public defender offices, nonprofits and legal aid organizations will face even larger barriers in recruiting and -- most importantly -- retaining attorneys to provide experienced and high quality representation to low- and middle-income Americans.

Ben Walsh

The One Argument In Favor Of Student Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business

College is worth it. That's the straightforward conclusion of a recent study from the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. "A college degree -- i...

Education With a Debt Sentence

Astra Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Astra Taylor

The mantra is everywhere: a college education is the only way to climb out of poverty and create a better life. For-profit schools allow Wall Street investors and corporate executives to cash in on this faith.

This Video Explains What It's Like To Repay Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.08.2014 | College

There are a lot of things to be said about student debt in the United States. Our collective student debt in the United States stands at a crushin...

Not That Anyone Gives a Damn, But...

Warren Adler | Posted 10.04.2014 | Comedy
Warren Adler

For those of you who got a kick out of my first Nobody Gives a Damn, But... column, inspired by the great sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, I offer thanks. T...

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.

#FireKline: Congressman John Kline Advances to 'Flippable Four' in Bill Maher's #FlipADistrict Campaign

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Maher has been calling on viewers to nominate and vote for the worst members of Congress for his #FlipADistrict Campaign. Once a "winner" is chosen on September 12, Maher plans to throw that member of Congress into the national spotlight and help oust them from office.

Mark Cuban Explains Who's Going To Burned By The Student Loan Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

Mark Cuban thinks the student loan bubble is going to burst. Between the $1 trillion of student debt owed today and the growing cost of college tu...

An Educator's Lament: Part II -- Causes of Our Educational Demise

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Dave Pruett

The primary culprits against education include neglect, austerity, anti-intellectual/anti-science attitudes, good intentions gone awry, and malevolence aforethought.

Shahien Nasiripour

How Arne Duncan Is Undercutting Senate Democrats On Student Loan Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Education is stonewalling Democratic lawmakers' efforts to protect student borrowers from sky-high interest rates and ...

Using Beyonce's 'Partition' To Make A Point On Student Loans

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.17.2014 | College

While the music video "Tuition" above may seem like a tongue-in-cheek parody of Beyonce's hit song "Partition," its creator and star, Chanel Carroll, ...

Experts: Student Loan Crisis Is Making Inequality Worse

AP | By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage. Every payment tow...

Pay Off $1 Trillion in Student Loans by Closing Overseas Military Bases

Munir Moon | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

There's a fiscally responsible way for us to do for deserving college grads what we did for Wall Street and big business.

How to Pay for School With No Student Debt

John R. Talbott | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
John R. Talbott

Let's get rid of student debt. Let's replace it with a system where investors fund students' full tuition in exchange for a piece of the students' future earnings for some defined time period, say the next ten years.

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren: Sallie Mae May Be Hurting Borrowers, Taxpayers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

For student loan giant Sallie Mae, it may seem that every passing day brings word of yet another government probe. On Tuesday, it was Sen. Elizabet...

Experienced Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders: Millennials Need Our Help

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

Based on my seven decades of business experience, I can see only one solution: millennials must create their own jobs.

10 Fun Facts About the Student Debt Crisis

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Kyle McCarthy

Currently, more than 40 million Americans hold student debt. The population with student loans is approximately four times greater than the population of Sweden.

Politicians, Ignore The Millennial Student Loan Crisis At Your Own Risk

Adam Levin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

It's not a time to point fingers at the other guys and blame them for their supposed past sins. If you haven't yet noticed, millennials are a pretty savvy generation and, as this poll shows, they're damn tired of being told to blame the other party for the problems that both created.

3 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Took on School Debt

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Allison Vesterfelt

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.

Globe University: Profiteering Off the Backs of Students and Taxpayers

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Kyle McCarthy

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.

The Half-Forgotten Student Debt Crisis

David Coates | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Higher education costs are not soaring out of control. What is changing is the politically-charged matter of who should bear the cost -- the general taxpayer or the individual student. There is a policy choice tucked away here behind the overall numbers, and a rather ugly one at that.

Shahien Nasiripour

Borrowers Default On Student Loans Despite Viable Alternatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Companies working for the Department of Education over the past year have allowed hundreds of thousands of borrowers to default on their federal stude...