student loans

  • April 24, 2012  

    Hoping to appeal to youth voters, President Obama spoke Tuesday on the rising cost of higher education while Mitt Romney criticized his record on job creation. Gwen Ifill, the Democratic National Committee’s Patrick Gaspard and the College Republican National Committee’s Alex Schriver discuss campaign outreach to young voters. Continue reading

  • January 27, 2012  

    President Obama announced Friday at the University of Michigan that he’s putting colleges on notice that tuition hikes can’t continue year after year. Ray Suarez discusses the proposals with Mark Yudof, president of the University of California, and Richard Vedder of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Continue reading

  • December 29, 2011  

    From the jobless rate to a discouraging housing market and an aggravated lot of indebted college graduates, the year’s defining economic stories kept a downbeat theme. Ray Suarez discusses 2011′s economic impact with The Atlantic’s Don Peck, the University of Pennsylvania’s Annette Lareau and The Chicago Sun-Times’ Terry Savage. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011  

    Hari Sreenivasan reports on the ‘Occupy’ movement in Washington, D.C., where demonstrators have settled in after getting a shot in the arm from some energetic protesters who traveled down from New York City. Continue reading

  • October 26, 2011  

    President Obama outlined a plan to speed up help for millions of Americans struggling with the cost of higher education. Gwen Ifill discusses the president’s effort to ease the burden of student loans with “Generation Debt” author Anya Kamenetz and Jeff Selingo of the Chronicle of Higher Education. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2011  

    In other news Monday, the Department of Education reported that the default rate on federal student loans jumped to 8.8 percent of borrowers in 2010, up from 7 percent in 2008. Also, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney earned former rival Tim Pawlenty’s backing while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2011  

    As a growing number of students suffer soaring college debt, many questions are being raised about the value of higher education amid meager job prospects in a struggling economy. Jeffrey Brown gets four views on whether today’s diplomas are worth the cost. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2010   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Headline unemployment (U-3) was up to 9.8 percent in November, and the government’s broadest indicator, U-6, which includes all who worked at all last month, even if just for an hour — is holding steady at 17 percent. Add in … Continue reading

  • December 6, 2010   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Headline unemployment (U-3) was up to 9.8 percent in November, and the government’s broadest indicator, U-6, which includes all who worked at all last month, even if just for an hour — is holding steady at 17 percent. Add in … 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

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