More Student Loans Articles

  • Manhattan Moment: Graduate borrowing is the real student debt problem

    It's no secret that student loan debt is reaching crisis levels in America, but the conventional narrative on student loans neglects a crucial aspect: the rapid growth of graduate student borrowing. A recent report by the New America Foundation argues that the real student debt problem occurs...

  • States looking at $0 community college tuition

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college. Amid worries that U.S. youth are losing a global skills race, supporters of a...

  • Big Ideas: On Elizabeth Warren, coal ash and the debt

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a potential 2016 presidential candidate, says Congress should hike taxes on families and small businesses making more than $1 million, then use the tax revenue to let debt-ridden students refinance their college loans.

  • Obama unveils initiative to help students find financial aid

    President Obama on Friday unveiled a new initiative to help students seeking financial aid for college, touting the latest step in his “opportunity agenda.”

  • Big Ideas: On truthiness, the Duke porn actress and Common Core

    In modern times, “truthiness” — a “truth” asserted “from the gut” or because it “feels right,” without regard to evidence or logic — is also a key part of political discourse. It is difficult to imagine life without it, and our political discourse is weakened by Orwellian laws...

  • Americans taking on more debt

    Of all the trends that led to the economy picking up at the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014, perhaps the most underlooked was that U.S. households stopped reducing their debt. After nearly five years of saving money and paying down debt, Americans finally stopped tightening their belts...

  • Manhattan Moment: Federal student loan programs need greater oversight

    Federal student loans have recently come under fire for indebting a generation of students. Many families are slowly realizing that it might not be worthwhile to take out copious federal loans for an expensive education that offers poor employment outcomes. As it turns out, however, these loans...



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