My life prior to student loan debt and the economic collapse of 2008 was one of promise. I was a straight "A" student in high school and I have earned two degrees. I am a law abiding citizen and have never been arrested.
Washington has failed young Americans for too long. Millennials struck out with Congress and the White House, winning nothing but minor concessions as their financial and job fortunes continue to stagnate. Now they're striking back.
The drag created by such big amounts of student debt is likely to reverberate throughout the economy for many years to come. This is just another reason we expect to remain stuck in a long period of sub-par economic growth.
My meaning is, that no man can expect his children to respect what he degrades. -- Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit The most important thing to re...
It can be incredibly exhilarating to attend a speech by the President (current or former) of the United States (depending upon your political views) -- especially if you're a college student, and that speech happens to be given at the university or college of which you attend.
It may seem like some of the schools are offering to cover all of your costs, but the devil may be in the details. As you and your child make the decision about where to send that deposit check by the May 1 deadline, here are some tips for determining what your choice will cost you.
Time to find out how badly you rip off students and taxpayers.
The notion of free public higher education might elicit scoffs upon initial suggestion, but given the soaring student loan debts, the idea is one that begs further investigation.
Is a four-year college education really worth the high price tag when there are cheaper options available?
I'm just now beginning to find out what kind of person I am without the burden of debt. Finally, I can plan for my future and not just pay for my past.
Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges
Social mobility in the United States is at or near its lowest point in modern history. A nation that prides itself on the "only in America" myth has fallen far behind other countries in this, the primary measurement of an equal-opportunity society. In the midst of this class ossification, higher education remains a powerful tool for social mobility.
If you are in your 20s and in debt it can seem like a gargantuan task to throw that monkey off your back. Do not despair my young friend. It may seem impossible to clear that debt, but it's actually much easier than you think.
It's still all too easy to get ensnared in a nasty debt trap that could derail your finances and prevent you from accomplishing your dreams.
As kids across America are celebrating their college acceptance letters, parents of high school seniors are freaking out over the quarter-million-dollar question (as some private school sticker prices hit $60,000): How are we going to pay for it?