One of the defining characteristics of a millennial is our desire to share, and yet for a generation famous for its student loan debt, it's surprising that no community exists to unite us all.
Because of the student loan debt crisis, millennials are increasingly delaying investments in houses, not buying cars, and putting off starting a family, which cripples our consumer-driven economy. And perhaps most troubling, they are avoiding graduate and professional school programs.
Remember that signing up for these plans does not mean you have to stick with them forever; you can always reevaluate in a few years when your financial situation may have changed.
Mr. President, just like health care, access to high-quality universities without student loans should be a right for all Americans. We are the nation's competitive advantage; shouldn't the government be investing in us, rather than the less than efficient F35 jet? Please start investing in this nation's students.
As long as higher education remains difficult to afford for low- and moderate-income families, we are falling short as a society of providing the full social, economic and individual benefits higher education can deliver.
Knowing how much of your bonus to apply to your outstanding loans is a question without a one-size-fits-all answer, but there are steps you can take to find out the right solution for you.
The entire estimated cost of attendance for my MBA program at the University of Denver was $90,000 -- of which $67,000 was for tuition. Even for high earners, that is a lot of money to have on hand to pay for tuition and living expenses -- so taking out some student loans was the inevitable choice.
Creating an enjoyable career has much more to do with looking inward than it does with chasing high income levels. Understanding your child's personality, strengths and interests will help you influence their post-high school choices.
Currently, we have only a few of the specifics, and this week I will write about: what I do know about the proposal; the need for more particulars; arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, the proposal; and an alternative proposal.
As students look forward to attending school and experiencing all that college has to offer, they may not be thinking about how to properly manage their money. Making smart financial choices while in school will not only ease the burden of college debt, but also set them up for financial success beyond graduation.
Ironically, attending college has placed many Americans on the slow track to success.
The President has introduced only the grand idea of providing tuition-free education for all students attending community colleges, an idea which, at first glance, seems to have great merit. But at this point we know very few details.
Geographies of class and color segregation are cementing inequalities in schools. Overworked and faced with crippling debt, many low-income students and students of color drop out of university or opt out entirely.
Welcome to 2015 -- now is a good time to examine the financial changes that will impact you in the days ahead. And it's mostly good news -- some of these changes can put more money in your pocket in 2015.
The free application for federal student aid, or the FAFSA, is your ticket to paying for college in 2015, especially if your family can't afford to pay full freight.
A recent Washington Post article discussing the student debt plight of Wayne Tibak demonstrates the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of income-dri...