Stop minimizing student loan debt as an issue. Stop looking at students as numbers in an excel spreadsheet that can be sliced, diced, segmented, and silenced. Stop pretending like America isn't profiting off the backs of its youngest and most vulnerable workforce.
If you are coming up a little short on funds to pay this semester's tuition bill, you may be looking for last-minute student loans to help fill the gap. Before resorting to high-cost private loans, make sure you have first exhausted all of your federal loan opportunities.
Don't believe the lies told today by those who seek to pit the young against the old in order to avoid paying their fair share. As the wealthiest nation on Earth at the wealthiest moment in our history, we can afford more spending on the young and the old.
The Department of Education is scheduled to publish a request that seems to tip their hand about a borrower defense that could allow lots of students from having to repay their student loans.
Warren has star power. She is a natural at the podium, and revels in it. At least she did at Suffolk, where the cognoscenti came out to roar their affirmation every time she threw them some red meat, which she did often.
There is a little known federal program, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), which entirely forgives the indebtedness of a lawyer who elects to work in public service, rather than at a law firm or in-house at a corporation.
The entire US economy is being held back by the economic limitations of 43.3 million Americans straddled by $1.2 trillion in debt constraining more productive consumption and investment choices.
I'm ashamed to say the first $3,700 of my student loan took nearly three years to pay off. And not because I lacked funds. It just wasn't a priority. I figured the loan would get paid off eventually so what was the rush? (Not my brightest thought.)
The Clinton plan is a step in the right direction. But it's not debt free. The Sanders plan offers real solutions to the high costs of college tuition and student debt, and as such, real progress towards the building of a robust democracy.
I went to a community college about 22 years ago. In order to go I had to take out several loans in the last six months of my college life I became extremely ill. I contracted a brain infection that left me with no memory of what I even took in college.
This morning I woke up to an email from Nelnet stating I have a notification about my student loans. When I went into my Nelnet account, I had this message waiting for me...
If we want our students to continue to educate themselves and continue the tradition of making the American workforce the best in the world, then we must encourage education rather than put up barriers.
The teacher student loan forgiveness program can be a bit confusing. While it is true, federal student loans can be forgiven in full for some teachers, you have to read the fine print. Not all loans are eligible for forgiveness.
Going delinquent is a strategy for some but not a blanket solution for all. Being in significant default on your student loans lower your credit, subject you to being sued, and put any cosigner that you might have in potential trouble.
A better educated workforce is needed to compete more effectively. A high school education is no longer sufficient in a post-industrial society. But can enough people afford that? Yes, but they need to work for it, in a different way than you think
Future college students -- who face rapidly rising tuitions -- and today's debt-laden grads both could benefit from a proposal unveiled Monday by Hillary Clinton at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.