If you or your child decide to rely on federal or private student loans to cover some of the costs of college, it is a good idea to sit down before the freshman year even begins and talk about the implications of being in debt.
There is only one way out of the student loan crisis - civil disobedience on a massive scale. Two reforms could bring a fair settlement to banks and borrowers alike. However, while fair, these reforms would cost the banks billions in receivables, which means they will use their considerable political influence to block them.
We know students and families across generations are struggling with their debt. High debt can also have serious impact on the economy: causing a generation of Americans to hold off starting a family, buying a house, or even saving for retirement.
Our legal system continues to penalize students and graduates by denying them basic consumer protections available for almost every other type of debt -- including gambling debt.
For the past few years, Globe Education Network schools have faced intense scrutiny for, among other things, their high price tag, poor graduation rates, leaving students deep in debt, and even consumer fraud.
You graduate college and enter the real world, and then reality hits. You need to pay rent, pay for utilities and, most likely, start paying back your loans.
The French approach to education demonstrates a solid commitment to investing in youth human capital, and there is much that the United States can learn from the French example.
For years I played the "drinking game" during the State of the Union speech, but it got so I couldn't make a dent in a single glass of wine when it came to counting the number of times the word "women" was uttered.
Your mom didn't go to college. Your dad didn't go to college. Your brother and sister didn't go to college. But you want to go to college. The question is: How do you pay for it?
Don't be scared -- it's totally fine if you failed econ in college and even better if you're completely Excel illiterate. These five tips will get you started.
Currently, more than 40 million Americans hold student debt. The population with student loans is approximately four times greater than the population of Sweden.
While many entrenched and fear-based politicians, schools, and educators are dragging their feet, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, students are increasingly reporting positive experiences with digital textbooks, online learning and MOOCs.
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While a good college education is certainly one gift most parents want to bestow on their children, the financial responsibility shouldn't all fall on the parents' shoulders.
When a child goes to college today, it means the entire family goes to college... both literally and figuratively. It is a monumental commitment for all to undertake.
Dealing with students loans can be stressful -- even overwhelming. Here are a few tips to minimizing how much you pay and keeping your debt manageable.