For years the for-profit college sector boomed, but consumer complaints about fraud led the Obama administration to crack down: Two major for-profit chains were closed, and new regulations provided more forgiveness for student debt. Recently, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos…
The PBS NewsHour Weekend reporting team is gathering personal stories from people who are retired or nearing retirement and are repaying student loans.
By Megan Thompson
The Department of Education will still roll out a website through which borrowers can repay their loans, regardless of their provider.
By Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
The burden of college debt will hang on our current students for years, but depriving them of the sense of pride and dignity they could develop by advancing their own lives could last a lifetime.
By Steve Gardiner
By Laura Santhanam
About 41 million Americans carry more than $1.3 trillion in outstanding student debt. And millions “needlessly fall behind” on this student loan debt,…
By Denise Cummins
The most frequently cited culprits implicated in declining student resilience are "helicopter parenting" and an overly regimented K-12 education system. Yet feedback from parents and students tell a very different story — one in which the economy plays a starring…
By Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report
A lack of basic financial knowledge and advice is aggravating student debt and defaults. Student financial ambassadors are looking to help.
By Cristina Quinn
A Boston startup wants to help you tackle your student loan debt — by having your boss foot part of the bill.
What can be done to effectively aid the two-thirds of graduates who leave school with an average $30,000 in debt?…
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