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Student Debt Crisis

Shahien Nasiripour

Student Debt May Dampen College Grads' Boost To Economy | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

BOSTON -- The overhang of student debt on young workers may inhibit consumption and future borrowing, researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New Y...

The Overlooked Solution to the Student Debt Crisis

Avi Yashchin | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Avi Yashchin

We have 17 million Americans with bachelor's degrees doing menial work that doesn't require that level of education. Instead of trying to subsidize the cost of college, the focus should be on rejuvenating vocational education and skill-specific certificate programs.

The Chief Concern Of College Applicants Is...

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

What weighs most on students and parents choosing among colleges? Is it premier faculty, a prestigious reputation or an engaged and exciting student b...

Overwhelming Student Debt Has Parents Getting Life Insurance Policies on their Kids

Brazen Life | Posted 05.26.2013 | College
Brazen Life

When my parents first announced at Thanksgiving that they were taking out a life insurance policy on me, I was taken aback and slightly offended. In fact, I thought it was a cruel joke.

9 Indicators Showing Wall Street Is Out Of Touch With Reality

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high Tuesday and as The Huffington Post's Mark Gongloff will tell you, it doesn't really matter. That's ...

The Right Move for Students

E. Gordon Gee | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
E. Gordon Gee

While this freeze is far from a single solution to the problem of affordability, it is a symbol of Ohio State's historic commitment to access. We are seizing this moment to hold the line on tuition for tens of thousands of Ohio students and, in doing so, leaving millions of dollars on the table.

New Federal Loan Policies Hamper Black College Enrollment

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 02.26.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Ariadne Partlow dreamed of graduating Spelman College and moving on to medical school, but instead of studying biology this semester, she w...

University Will Help Struggling Graduates Repay Loans

Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

Spring Arbor University, a small liberal arts school in Michigan, has announced that it will offer loan repayment assistance to its incoming class if ...

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...

Did Spray Paint Make This Sign Better Or Just Funnier?

Posted 01.31.2013 | Comedy

Someone in New Zealand with a grudge and a can of spray paint scribbled a brilliantly rebellious response to one of those cheesy university advertisem...

10 Colleges Where Students Have the Most Debt

Posted 12.17.2012 | College

US News and World report recently ranked the 10 colleges that graduate students with the most debt. On the list are mostly small, private institutions...

What You Need to Know to Start Paying Off Your Student Loans

Posted 12.10.2012 | College

As college debt soars over $1 trillion in the U.S., students across the nation are struggling to pay for their degrees. Rising college tuitions, a...

Better News On Student Loan Defaults

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.28.2012 | College

After a sharp jump during the worst of the recession, new figures show the number of students defaulting on federal loans seems to be stabilizing. Stu...

5 Ways To Address The Student Debt Crisis

Campus Progress | Posted 09.27.2012 | College

As a country, we have reached a critical point within our system of higher education. In the past three decades, the cost of attaining a college degr...

The 10 Most Depressing Student Loan Stories

Posted 09.20.2012 | College

With total student loan debt long past the $1 billion mark, activists are doing all they can to put as many faces on the crisis as possible. Their...

Who's Footing the Bill?

Ben Mulling | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money
Ben Mulling

Having graduated from college with very minimal student loan debt, there are a few things that worked for me that I can personally recommend for a college student.

Mitt Romney On Student Debt Help: Don't Expect 'All Sorts Of Free Stuff'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.22.2012 | College

During a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. on Monday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was asked by a college student what he w...

Beyond Money

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The economy should not be an end in itself, an irresistible force that we fail to serve at our peril -- yet that's the conventional attitude. The economic suicides of Europe are testimony to the prevalence of this belief.

America's Student Debt Crisis

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 10.14.2012 | College
Kyle McCarthy

At a time when funding for education is being slashed at all levels, the lenders are flush with cash as our leaders stand idly by, refusing to do anything about this ever-growing problem.

Our Colleges and Universities Need a Stress Test

Bob Hildreth | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Bob Hildreth

If we recognize and address the serious threat of a potential student loan meltdown, we can protect student enrollment from a crisis that could leave our colleges looking like our foreclosed neighborhoods, a sad legacy of the recent mortgage crisis.

Congress Passes Student Loan Bill

Uloop | Posted 09.01.2012 | College

Congress has passed legislation that will keep student loan rates fixed at 3.4 percent before a rise July 1, in conjunction with a measure that allocated funding for construction of roads and bridges.

The Student Debt Trap

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.19.2012 | New York
Camille Rivera

I shiver with fear when I think about skyrocketing tuition, climbing interest rates for student loans and the crushing debt my daughter and her friends will face after finishing school, especially in the current job market.

Congress Should Act to Avert Student Loan Crisis

R. Barbara Gitenstein | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
R. Barbara Gitenstein

While I support expanded funding of Pell grants, I am certain that increasing the debt burden on any subset of students will be harmful to student degree attainment and to our nation's economic health.

Worried About Student Loan Debt? You Are Not Alone

Uloop | Posted 07.30.2012 | College

Paying for college is no simple task. Many students, including myself, rely on scholarships, loans, and grants to cover the expense of a college education.

To Rein-in Student Loan Debt, Rein-in For-Profit Colleges

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Terry Connelly

For-profit colleges have been able to seize the opportunity to marry Internet classes with federal student aid to serve this degree-hungry population: the many thousands of students whose work and life schedules don't fit the "academic calendar.