Going to college these days leaves many students (and their parents) wondering what it's all for. If it weren't for employers demanding prerequisite, arbitrary bachelors degrees for their entry-level roles, I think the whole broken system would collapse.
Tension are flaring as the New York primary approaches. The candidates are getting tough with each other, and their supporters are getting even tougher. The New York debate was almost too painful to watch. But is the fighting really that warranted?
A new wave of activism against student debt is on the move again this week. The students taking the lead represent the advance guard of an even more massive army which is mobilizing around the idea that higher education should be an investment we make as a society.
Right now families are weighing options for schools and crunching the numbers. Surrounded by flattering acceptance letters, shiny brochures and lofty promises, they need more leverage.
Social good. It comes in many forms. Consumers feel good when they know that their dollars are being spent on their favorite products and contribu...
Bernie Sanders is more than a representation for an agitated populous, but an enduring politician whose issues have become the forefront of a nation. Sanders has ignited millennials beyond the youthful mind grasping progressivism and shown there is a another way to run the country they love.
There's no excuse for this occurring in the richest nation in history. Not only does the debt cast a dark shadow over the lives of millions of young Americans, it impairs the functioning of the economy.
I was just alerted to this gem of a tantrum / press release issued two weeks ago by the for-profit college trade association APSCU, whose strategy of aggressive, expensive lobbying and litigation has utterly failed, and which now has lost much of its funding.
When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.
The Department has approved loan discharges for more than 8,800 former Corinthian students nationwide, totaling more than $130 million.
Due to the fact that students generally have little leverage, are desperate for these loans, have no guaranteed future income and little to no credit built up, 8% has become the norm. For those that have nothing to compare this to, I can personally tell you that an 8% interest rate on any loan is astronomical.
Last week I received an email message from a professor at a State University in the Midwest relaying the story of her son, a capable 26 year old with ...
As an advisor, I can forward on every scholarship opportunity in the world and encourage my students to apply for any program they find, but with increasing competition and even higher expectations, it is very difficult to rely on "winning" scholarship money or qualifying for grants amongst a field of so many other competitive applicants.
Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.
Income-driven repayment plans can be a safety net for student loan borrowers looking for debt relief. One of the four income-driven repayment plans could be the solution to making sure your monthly payments are not overwhelming your budget.
The Wall Street Journal today published an op-ed arguing against providing broad student loan debt relief for people who were deceived by their colleges. The co-authors of the article, Jorge Klor de Alva and Mark Schneider, contend that such relief will be expensive.