Which colleges are really to blame for the $1 trillion worth of student debt America holds? The worst offenders are probably for-profit colleges. The real source of America's student debt problem, however, is the country's public colleges and universities.
By Tom Katsouleas Tom Katsouleas is the Dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineeri...
Financial literacy is tough to learn, especially right before the most fun time of your life, but you have to at least learn the basics.
There is not enough space today to enter into the debate about whether federal financial aid has been the primary driver of rising tuition.
With costs of tuition in the tens of thousands of dollars, students saddled with inordinate debt, and too few finding meaningful work in their fields, it is indeed time to respond to that scare tactic with a simple, very good question: "And just whose fault is that?"
My real concern is with the plan's proposal to create a new college rating system and to tie student aid to it. I have no problem with my institution being rated or with a new rating system in general, but who will create this system? Higher education experts? Or politicians?
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Watching our freshmen carry their boxes into their residence halls on move-in day, I am always reminded of what a daunting task we face each September as the custodians of this generation.
The bottom line is that because of the changes in eligibility and the shortfalls for Pell Grants, millions of low-income students will never even apply to college, scared away by the cost -- with good reason.
When the president signed the student loan deal restoring lower rates for student loans, there was agreement and applause. The politicians should stop patting themselves on the back. The problem still looms large: $1 trillion in outstanding student loans
It was all a game to me. I was too big to fail. Until I started to get late and overdue notices from my student loan and credit card companies.
I want to offer Lena Dunham some unsolicited advice about a simple write-in to appease the Girls naysayers. It's actually pretty simple: make Shoshanna have student loan problems.
Following a lengthy battle between lawmakers, President Barack Obama finally signed the bill on Friday that reduced the federal student loan interest rates for millions of students.
Amid legitimate concerns about cost and debt, we should be wary of alarmist rhetoric and headlines suggesting the average college graduate is jobless and staggering under massive loan obligations.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has repeatedly said that college affordability is a priority for this administration. Now it's up to Secretary Duncan and Congress to act before this new plan's high interest rates kick in.
Over the past 50 years, we've seen substantive improvements in high school graduation rates and college graduation rates for African Americans. But, African Americans' educational progress has not translated into equivalent economic progress.