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Right-Wing Media Slam Student Loan Assistance Program

Conservative media have labeled higher education as a “privilege” and suggested students ought to choose fictional cheaper colleges.

December 5, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama attends a roundtable meeting at Rutgers University Law & Justice Center in Newark, New Jersey, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Federal Government Finally Forgives Billions In Debt Of Students Who’ve Become Disabled

Starting April 18, loan forgiveness letters will go out to approximately 387,000 borrowers who have been identified as totally and permanently disabled.

April 15, 2016

Older Parents Face College-Debt Crunch

Middle-class families grappling with the rising cost of college often find solutions in borrowing. The result has been an explosion in student debt.

October 28, 2015

Debt Buyers Bury Hard-Hit Consumers In Lies

How debt collectors scam struggling families across the country.

March 18, 2015

College Tuition Hits Home For Obama

The high price of education is personal for the president.

February 24, 2015

As Parents Struggle To Repay College Loans For Their Children, Taxpayers Also Stand To Lose

by Marian Wang, ProPublica. Parents are increasingly struggling to repay federal loans they’ve taken out to help cover their children’s college costs, according to newly released federal data. The Parent Plus program allows parents to take out essentially uncapped amounts to cover college costs, regardless of the borrower’s income or ability to repay the loan. […]

April 7, 2014

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Says Debt Leads Students To A ‘Life Of Financial Servitude’

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) rose to the floor of the Senate on Wednesday to call on Congress to confront the escalating crisis resulting in students amassing a lifetime of debt while pursuing higher education. “Adjusted for inflation, a young person today will pay 300 percent of what her parents paid just 30 years ago,” Warren […]

February 14, 2014