Rubio can't seem to make up his mind on immigration reform or apparently obey traffic laws and balance his checkbook. But I was most amazed at his recent declaration of war against college education while campaigning in New Hampshire for the upcoming Republican Party Presidential primary.
This is Part Two of a two-part series about Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Be sure to check out Part One here! In Part One of this series, we talke...
With tuition and costs increasing at a rate much higher than inflation, it's nearly impossible for families to be able to afford it on their own - especially with multiple students. This leads to students borrowing huge amounts of money and signing up for the student "debt sentence."
There's no way to make 120 payments in less than 10 years, even if you try to double up on the monthly amount. Since the program was enacted in 2007, the Department of Education will not begin accepting applications until 2017.
Michael Moore is known as a documentary filmmaker, and there's no doubt his films strike a populist chord, the result being enormous grosses for a limited audience art form. However, he has a tendency to go beyond the "point of view" aspect of documentary filmmaking which most such filmmakers undertake and in his latest work, Where to Invade Next, he has, for me, gone too far.
It seems that there has been somewhat of a pause for students who protested and expressed their concerns, vehemently, before beginning to take final e...
Many see student debt as a young person's problem, but it affects all generations. People ages 65 and older owe $18.2 billion on student loans. People ages 75 and older owe around $2 billion on outstanding student loans. As the population ages, the amounts owed by those age groups are increasing rapidly.
I've heard this question many times - "Should I withdraw from my retirement to send my child to college?". It's understandable to want to pay for coll...
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.
Looking at the big picture, in the twenty-first century education may be as vital to national defense as military defense. If that is the case, then free college education should not be a question but an answer. The only real question is: do we have the courage and will to implement it? If we do, it's possible now.
Student loan debt totals are increasingly holding Latinos back from their future. Instead of striving to obtain a good job and to save for a home, Latinos are striving just to pay back their loans. This predicament does not bode well for the future of our nation.
Our previous national focus on economic inequality is being drowned out, at least temporarily, by incessant calls for boots on the ground, no-fly zones, embargoing Syrian refugees and demands for increased surveillance -- the stuff of which the right thrives upon. Will the Sanders campaign also become a casualty of the ISIS assaults?
It's no mystery that a college education isn't always enough to land you a dream job. Out-of-classroom experiences are vital to building a well-ro...
Like previous TICAS reports, "Student Debt and the Class of 2014" provides a comprehensive overview of the student debt crisis by combining a bird's eye view of the national scope of educational debt with state-by-state data.
The reality is the business of higher education is economically unsustainable and will sooner or later collapse. The first step for creating alternative educational models is to realize why the current system is broken.
At the end of the day, don't buy the hype. Traditionally published eTextbooks often aren't all they're cracked up to be. If we want a world where learning materials are actually effective, ac-cessible, and affordable, we need to invest in open textbooks.