Morehouse College's class of 2019 was stunned on Sunday when their commencement speaker, Robert F. Smith, promised to eliminate all of the graduates' student debt. But the generous pledge also highlights the distinct wealth gap for recent African American graduates.
The idea of the TEACH Grant program was simple: Teachers got a grant to pay for college or graduate school, and in exchange they agreed to teach for four years where they're needed. But an investigation by NPR found that…
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
By Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
The Department of Education will still roll out a website through which borrowers can repay their loans, regardless of their provider.
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 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.
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