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Lisa Brown: Americans need student debt relief

What does it say about our nation’s priorities when we make it easier to refinance a car loan than a student loan? Hard to believe, but it is true. I …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Student debt is a threat to economic prosperity

The increasing cost of higher education and debt burden our students face upon graduation is a growing threat to economic prosperity and success.


Shawn Vestal: For college students, Pell grants aren’t what they used to be

The Pell Grant was the chief way poor kids could get a higher education, and a key way the country kept its promises about the equality of opportunity.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

DeVos rules would cut estimated $13B in student loan relief

Students who are defrauded by their schools would have a harder time getting their federal loans erased under new rules proposed by the Trump administration Wednesday.


Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your …


Froma Harrop: Does more debt lead to fewer babies?

Romper, a website for young mothers, asks a good question. Is crushing student debt a big factor in millennials’ not having children? Its answer is yes. Members of the class …


Shua Sanchez: Prosper Act would devastate graduate education and scientific advancement

A bill under serious consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives threatens the ability of college students to pursue a graduate education, and thus harms the future of scientific advancement …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Still gift shopping? Here’s something more popular than Bitcoin, Netflix or marijuana

Are you shopping for a millenial? Chances are, they still have student debt.


Study: For-profits to blame for most student debt defaults

Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a federal study published Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Student debt in America hits record

Total U.S. student debt hit a record $1.31 trillion last year, the 18th consecutive year Americans’ education debt rose, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Parents with student debt are saving for kids’ education, survey finds

Parents who are still paying off their student loans are determined to save for their own children’s college education to help them avoid repeating the vicious cycle of debt, according …


Editorial: Eliminate purveyors of student debt relief

With graduation, millions of American students are beginning to awaken to the burden of student loans that have climbed to a total $1.3 trillion. Staggering. Luckily for them, there are …


College graduates can ease strain of loan debt

Finding a job in a slow-growing economy is daunting enough without new financial obligations. Yet that’s the challenge many university students graduating over the next few weeks will soon face.


Take early control of your student-loan debt

NEW YORK – School isn’t over yet for recent college graduates. Their next test is figuring out how to repay student loans. It’s easy to become complacent about student loans …


New lawmaker knows of student debt

BOISE – Idaho’s newest congressman-elect is a 42-year-old attorney and former state lawmaker, but he’s also still paying off thousands in student loans. “It’s how I got through law school,” …


Labrador still staddled with student debt

BOISE – Idaho’s newest congressman-elect is a 42-year-old attorney and former state lawmaker, but he’s also still paying off thousands in student loans.