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Income-based repayment becoming a costly solution to student loan debt

Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University When Congress established the income-driven repayment for federal student loans back in 2007, it was touted as a way to...

Could black philanthropy help solve the black student debt crisis?

Mako Fitts Ward, Arizona State University When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at...

Millennials are US$1 trillion in debt – but they’re better at...

Jimmie Lenz, University of South Carolina New findings from the New York Federal Reserve reveal that millennials have now racked up over US$1 trillion of...

New debit card for federal student loan borrowers could save money,...

Lewis Mandell, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York The U.S. Department of Education is about to pilot test a new debit card...

Betsy DeVos has little to show after 2 years in office

Dustin Hornbeck, Miami University Despite widespread fear that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would dismantle the public system of education, she has failed to accomplish...

What is public service loan forgiveness? And how do I qualify...

Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University The first group of borrowers who tried to get Public Service Loan Forgiveness – a George W. Bush-era program meant...

Avoid high student debt and dropping out by asking these 4...

Jake Murray, Boston University Even though for-profit colleges get a bad rap for being predatory and leaving students saddled with debt but no degree, a...

How the tax package would slam higher ed

Ted Afield, Georgia State University The tax code overhaul pending in Congress is littered with provisions that would make it a lot harder for most...

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