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Why Is The Government Gouging Our College Kids?

The American Scholar | William J. Quirk | Posted 10.10.2013 | College

Education, Thomas Jefferson believed, should be free. Its universal availability was at the center of his vision for the republic. In the wake of the ...

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

Sallie Mae Borrowers Missing Out On Major Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Sallie Mae, the nation's largest servicer of federal student loans, is failing to enroll many of its distressed borrowers into one of the Obama admini...

White House Praises Student Loan Deal Opposed By Warren

AP | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is applauding a bipartisan Senate vote to make it less expensive for college students to borrow money for classes...

Senate Passes Student Loan Deal

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs cou...

Senate Taking Up Measure Blasted By Warren

Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Lower interest rates on all student loans are in sight. The Senate was set to take up a b...

Congress Must Address the Student Loan Crisis

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Sean McElwee

This may well be the most short-sighted, ineffective and contemptible Congress in the past fifty years, but can they truly be foolish enough to gamble with the future of America's children.

Here's How To Get In Touch With The Senators Who Voted Against Lowering Student Loan Rates

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

The Senate rejected a move to restore lower interest rates on some new federal student loans on Tuesday. Forty-nine senators voted against the bill. ...

Senate Dems Pick Up The Ball On Student Loans

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawm...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Student Loan Deal Set To Fail Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a major vote that would help some 7 million college students pay a lower interest rate on their new loans, Senate Democrat...

Congress Still Not Working

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is the message Congress is sending: Sorry, all you aspiring college students, but we just couldn't manage to squeeze it in, what with our many days off this year. We had to go back home to raise some campaign cash, and you students got lost in the shuffle.

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...

Community Colleges We Need

John Engler | Posted 08.31.2013 | College
John Engler

While the data are clear -- it is much better to have a college degree than not -- it is also true that not all valuable degrees need to put families into serious debt. Many community colleges today prove that value can be had at a reasonable price.

Student Loan Rates Faces Huge Increase After Congress Punts

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring – unless C...

Bad News For Students

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Student loan rates will double Monday – at least for a while – after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates l...

Shahien Nasiripour

Another Idea To Raise Student Loan Rates -- From Democrats!

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

The vast majority of new federal student loans would cost more under a Democratic proposal being pushed as a compromise to avert an impending student ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Senators Want To Raise Student Borrowing Costs Even Higher

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Student borrowers and their families would pay more to finance college under a proposal pushed by a bipartisan group of senators, increa...

Lawmakers Float Potential Breakthrough On Student Loans Issue

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Students applying for financial aid for the coming school year could find some comfort in a bipartisan student loan compromise taki...

Poll Reveals Broad Support For Treating Students As Well As Banks

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

A vast majority of voters want Congress to maintain the interest rates on federal student loans at their current level or lower them, a poll released ...

Obama Shifts Focus To Student Loan Debate

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's subsidized student loan program, a marquee issue for President Barack Obama last year as he courted young voters o...

GOP-Backed Student Loan Plan Clears House Despite Veto Threat

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to switch f...

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...

Chris Kirkham

Obama Budget's Student Loan Gamble Filled With Long-Term Questions, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama's proposed budget for next year would reduce interest rates on federal student loans in an attempt to remove staggering burdens...

Shahien Nasiripour

Record Student Loan Rates Feed Government Profit As Debt Damps Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

BOSTON -- Millions of student borrowers are paying record relative interest rates on their government loans, lining Department of Education coffers an...

A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity, and a Bottom-Up Revolution at MoveOn.org

Justin Ruben | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Justin Ruben

A year ago, student debt wasn't supposed to be a potent political issue. Then a lawyer from Staten Island named Robert Applebaum launched a petition o...