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    October 21, 2016  

    Student debt has been a prominent topic during this year’s presidential campaign, with several candidates touting plans for tuition-free college. Indeed, more than 40 million Americans carry debt from student loans, totaling around $1.3 trillion nationally. While the median debt is about $27,000, people who owe less than $10,000 are the most likely to default. Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary reports. Continue reading

  • June 15, 2010  

    Does the mounting cost of college mean students are getting a better education? Ray Suarez moderates a debate sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs about whether the costly higher education system is broken. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2010  

    President Obama enacted a sweeping remake of the student lending market by signing the final piece of the health care overhaul into law. Jeffrey Brown talks to a higher education reporter about how the new law will impact college students and their universities. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2010  

    A new measure allowing college students to bypass banks and receive college aid directly from the government could pass alongside the health reform bill. Jeffrey Brown talks to Jason DeLisle of the New America Foundation and Renee Mang of Sallie Mae. Continue reading