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Student Debt Forgiveness

The Truth About Loan Forgiveness, Cancellation and Discharge

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.15.2017 | College
Equal Justice Works

It's not a myth! Every student loan borrower has to repay their debt, even if they are unable to find a job after graduating or didn't graduate at all. However, some repayment options can lead to your federal student loans being forgiven, canceled, or discharged.

Love and Student Debt: How the New REPAYE Plan Could Affect Marriages

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.25.2016 | 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.

Hillary Clinton Responds to Student Debt Voters--and to Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley

Roger Hickey | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Roger Hickey

On Monday Hillary Clinton responded to the emerging Student Debt Voter movement with her own plan to reduce the cost of college education and reduce the burden of student debt. She calls it her New College Compact, presented at a forum in New Hampshire.

Shahien Nasiripour

Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers Face Potential Obama Administration 'Boondoggle' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Defrauded student loan borrowers seeking relief from the Obama administration are confronting an Education Department process that a senior House Demo...

The Big Dupe: What's the Truth About Student Loans?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Even if the government's optimistic accounting system is used, there is little profit to be had from undergraduates. Almost all of the "profit" comes from loans made to graduate students.

Forgive Us Our Student Loan Debts?

Maria Mayo | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Maria Mayo

As the holder of a six-figure student-loan debt, I more than anyone would like to see debt forgiveness carry a moral force all its own. Perhaps if Jesus were still teaching with parables...

Make Public Colleges Free for All Who Qualify

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
Rev. Jesse Jackson

College or advanced training is more important than ever, yet we are making it less and less affordable. College tuition is soaring because the state contribution to budgets is being slashed. We're privatizing public colleges piecemeal by putting more and more of the costs on the students.

Can Mitt Romney Lead His Own Party?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The first issue Romney chose to show a glimmer of independence from Republican orthodoxy is an interesting one, because the deadline for action is right around the corner. Which means it will serve as a very important test for Romney's candidacy as a whole.