Stories tagged: student debt
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
WSU students start classes Monday with a bit of good news: Student debt in Washington is lower than in many states
Nationwide, Americans owe more than $1.6 trillion in student loans, making student debt the second-largest consumer debt segment in the country after mortgages, according to Federal Reserve data. But students …
Mon., June 24, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth …
Sun., May 19, 2019, 10:21 p.m.
A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans – estimated at …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 3 p.m.
A company that owns two national for-profit college chains said Thursday that it will erase nearly $500 million in debt incurred by former students as part of a settlement with …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
The increasing cost of higher education and debt burden our students face upon graduation is a growing threat to economic prosperity and success.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
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 …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
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.
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.
Fri., July 20, 2018, 1:58 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Tue., May 8, 2018, 1:42 p.m.
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.
Are you shopping for a millenial? Chances are, they still have student debt.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
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.
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.
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
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 …
Sat., June 13, 2015
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 …
Sun., May 12, 2013
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.
Sun., July 17, 2011
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 …
Sun., Nov. 28, 2010
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,” …
Sat., Nov. 27, 2010, 6:40 p.m.
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.