Betsy Devos has been busy advancing a conservative education agenda since her confirmation earlier this year.
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From student loans to Title IX, Betsy DeVos has had a busy six months in office. But despite numerous reversals of Obama-era guidelines, little has come in the way of tangible policy.
Has student debt changed because the purpose of education has changed?
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About 44 million Americans are still paying off student loan debt. But it didn't always used to be this way. As the perceived purpose of a college education changed, so too did the way we pay for it.
Most students graduate with a ton of debt, which makes it harder to save for a home or retirement.
More than half of American families aren't able to save a dime to cover the cost of college, and the 529 college savings plan has done almost nothing to change that.
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Financially illogical and fuelled by irrational dogma, the creation of a new tranche of private sector debt is a missed opportunity.
What does it cost to be a veterinarian?
Students aspiring to veterinary education are investing in the hope that it will return value. The reality, however, is different.
A flat-rate fee on student loans isn’t a radical idea.
A flat-rate fee on all student loans is a fairer economic proposal.
Women are likely to be disproportionately affected by the new VET student loan scheme.
Placing greater control over student fees will not lift the quality of student outcomes and ensure the integrity of the qualifications issued.
How can college become affordable?
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Forgive me, for I have borrowed.
About 10 million borrowers in the government's main student loan program are struggling to make their payments, yet unlike other types of debt, it's next to impossible to have it forgiven.
What will Trump’s higher ed plan mean for students?
What will a Trump presidency mean for America's 6,000 colleges and universities, as well as its over 20 million postsecondary students?
Income share agreements work quite like federal loans.
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In income share agreements, students agree to pay a percentage of their future income to a private company or lender in exchange for additional money to cover college expenses. Are they for everyone?
What should government and students contribute towards university degrees?
Increasing the amount that students pay towards their degree is likely to be on the cards of higher education in this year's election.
$4 billion of student loan debt is likely to never be repaid by 2025.
Academic experts respond to the latest report by the Parliamentary Budget Office on the impact of student loans on the budget.
A early chest, belonging to Sir Thomas Bodley, founder of The Bodleian Library at Oxford Unviersity.
When the first universities opened in Europe, some 800 years ago, students literally borrowed from a chest and used their books as collateral.
The so-called ‘lamest’ generation has some very real grievances.
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Why do critiques focus on the flaws of the protesters, rather than the flawed institutions that sparked the protests in the first place?
Debt lost from graduates working overseas is estimated to cost the taxpayer around $30m a year.
Australians who live in another country for more than six months will now have to pay back their student loans.
How can you make smart choices?
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Hillary Clinton recently announced a US$350 billion plan to make college free. But what students need for now is information that can help them make sound decisions about their college investment.
Do students know what they’re getting in to when they take on debt?
Students rated their financial literacy quite low, which means many students who have managed to secure a place at university don’t believe they understand about debt.
With more at stake, there’s less risk of dropping out.
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New research shows the risk that students' won't complete their course goes down if they have to pay more for it.
Even at major NCAA Division I schools like Alabama, whether or not their athletic programs turn a profit varies by year.
Parents, government officials, and tuition-paying students are all seeking solutions to the skyrocketing costs of higher education and the burden of student debt. Currently, public universities in America…