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Student Debt Crisis

Tyler Kingkade

Student Loan Repayment Can Be Confusing, So Nonprofits Are Creating A Hotline To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.20.2015 | College

Student loan borrowers struggling with confusing information from the U.S. Department of Education will get help from a new website and hotline being ...

Lowering the Interest Rate Won't Solve the Student Debt Crisis

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Bob Hildreth

Senator Elizabeth Warren has reintroduced her bill allowing borrowers with outstanding student debt to refinance at lower rates. This will certainly appeal to those students with high-interest rates in the 7-8 percent range, but it won't help those struggling to pay their debt.

College Admissions: Debunking the Myth of Prestige and Maximum Financial Success

Ishan Puri | Posted 04.25.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Brand names do not necessarily maximize student's financial success. If financial success is not driving the mania behind college admissions competitiveness, then what is?

Sam Levine

Democrats Call For Debt-Free Public College

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

A group of congressional Democrats introduced a resolution on Tuesday seeking to ensure that students who attend public colleges and universities can ...

College of Debt and Despair

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

These are things I've noticed over many years, and especially this year during the college search. Think of it this way. Is that small, private college or public university really worth going into debt $30,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars?

How Hillary Clinton Would Affect the Student Debt Crisis

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Stephen Dash

Though Hillary Clinton has yet to formally announce her candidacy for the 2016 presidential election, the pending announcement seems more than likely. If she were president, would she be friend or foe to individuals concerned with student debt?

What Everyone Should Know About the Student Debt Crisis (in 4 Charts)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the word "crisis" seems dramatic to you, you haven't been paying attention. The Federal Reserve recently released new data on student debt, and it shows that the situation is even worse than many people realized. There's a lot of new information available, but here are four things every American needs to know.

Youth Must Fight for 15

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Hannah Weintraub

Young people have taken it for far too long. The exploitation of my generation began quietly with brutal standardized testing and increased rates of childhood poverty. It crescendoed with raising university tuition prices until the stage was set for the grand finale.

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

PolicyGenius | Posted 05.17.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.25.2015 | 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.