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Student Debt Crisis

Using Beyonce's 'Partition' To Make A Point On Student Loans

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.17.2014 | College

While the music video "Tuition" above may seem like a tongue-in-cheek parody of Beyonce's hit song "Partition," its creator and star, Chanel Carroll, ...

Experts: Student Loan Crisis Is Making Inequality Worse

AP | By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage. Every payment tow...

Pay Off $1 Trillion in Student Loans by Closing Overseas Military Bases

Munir Moon | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

There's a fiscally responsible way for us to do for deserving college grads what we did for Wall Street and big business.

How to Pay for School With No Student Debt

John R. Talbott | Posted 03.04.2014 | Education
John R. Talbott

Let's get rid of student debt. Let's replace it with a system where investors fund students' full tuition in exchange for a piece of the students' future earnings for some defined time period, say the next ten years.

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren: Sallie Mae May Be Hurting Borrowers, Taxpayers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

For student loan giant Sallie Mae, it may seem that every passing day brings word of yet another government probe. On Tuesday, it was Sen. Elizabet...

Experienced Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders: Millennials Need Our Help

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

Based on my seven decades of business experience, I can see only one solution: millennials must create their own jobs.

10 Fun Facts About the Student Debt Crisis

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Kyle McCarthy

Currently, more than 40 million Americans hold student debt. The population with student loans is approximately four times greater than the population of Sweden.

Politicians, Ignore The Millennial Student Loan Crisis At Your Own Risk

Adam Levin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

It's not a time to point fingers at the other guys and blame them for their supposed past sins. If you haven't yet noticed, millennials are a pretty savvy generation and, as this poll shows, they're damn tired of being told to blame the other party for the problems that both created.

3 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Took on School Debt

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Allison Vesterfelt

If I had it to do over again, I would have given myself some context for how much money $20,000 or $30,000 really was. I would have spent some time thinking through each of my options, to weigh whether this was a worthy investment or not.

Globe University: Profiteering Off the Backs of Students and Taxpayers

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Kyle McCarthy

The school faces a class action lawsuit from students who claim Globe fabricates job placement numbers, accreditation, and transfer opportunities to other institutions -- all while saddling unsuspecting students with student debt at the expense of American taxpayers.

The Half-Forgotten Student Debt Crisis

David Coates | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Higher education costs are not soaring out of control. What is changing is the politically-charged matter of who should bear the cost -- the general taxpayer or the individual student. There is a policy choice tucked away here behind the overall numbers, and a rather ugly one at that.

Shahien Nasiripour

Borrowers Default On Student Loans Despite Viable Alternatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Companies working for the Department of Education over the past year have allowed hundreds of thousands of borrowers to default on their federal stude...

The Sleepless Generation

Michael Restiano | Posted 11.01.2013 | College
Michael Restiano

My generation doesn't sleep well because we do not have the luxury to. Growing up, we were sold a narrative that was written by the "American Dream" in its dying throes: work hard, get good grades, and everything else will fall into place. It's no big secret that this world isn't exactly working perfectly.

Obama Proposes New Rating System For Colleges

AP | JULIE PACE and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Targeting the soaring cost of higher education, President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a broad new government rating system...

Hype Aside, College Affordability Calls For Comprehensive Approach

Robert L. Manuel | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Robert L. Manuel

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.

The Student Loan Crisis Discussion: An Additional Perspective!

Dr. Eugene B. Habecker | Posted 09.17.2013 | College
Dr. Eugene B. Habecker

Older generations, including mine, didn't necessarily see indebtedness for college as a negative. As a result, there was more of a willingness to forgo or postpone other significant expenditures in order to pay off student loans.

What You Need To Know About Congress' Inaction On Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

Interest rates on some federally-backed college loans doubled to 6.8 percent on Monday, thanks to some classic political inertia in Congress. Now, wit...

What Would You Text The President About Student Debt?

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.25.2013 | Teen

In May, The Huffington Post reported that the class of 2013 graduated with an average debt load of $30,000, and in the past eight years total student ...

Zach Carter

College Leaders Petition Congress To Address Looming Loan Rate Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of over 100 student body presidents, representing more than 1 million college students, will deliver a petition to lawmakers...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Student Loans

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.10.2013 | DC
Tavis Smiley

During my exclusive broadcast conversation with Sen. Elizabeth Warren tonight on PBS, she states, "We can't be a country that invests in big banks and won't invest in our students who want an education. Let's not call it postmortem just yet; let's call it we're still in the middle of the fight."

Canada: The Answer to College Debt?

Tom Silva | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Tom Silva

Back in the day, Americans went to Canada to avoid the draft. Now they're going to avoid the shaft. Namely, the cost of college tuition in the United States.

Mark Gongloff

Households Piling On Student Loan Debt: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Four years after the Great Recession, U.S. households are slowly repairing their balance sheets and shedding their debt -- except when it comes to stu...

Obama's Student Loan Idea Actually Wins Support From Republicans

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thur...

We, the Students, Must Demand Solutions to the Debt Crisis

Elizabeth Scrafford | Posted 07.07.2013 | Chicago
Elizabeth Scrafford

Taking out student loans is the only way I could attend DePaul. I thought if I took out the loans to get the right education, a good job would be waiting for me. Now I know different.

From Pool Of Promise To Sinkhole Of Debt

Robert Hoch | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Robert Hoch

For many, America's "pool of promise" -- higher education -- is turning into a sinkhole of debt. What would it look like for students to take hold of the injustice of the university and financial system, to claim it even as they rise above it?