An estimated 40 million borrowers could be affected by a pair of cases before the Supreme Court that could block the Biden administration’s plan to cancel student debt.
A finance expert explains why President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program got blocked – and what’s next for student loan borrowers in search of relief.
A scholar who studies the morality of debt argues why canceling some student debt is fair.
Biden’s plan would provide up to $10,000 in relief for individuals who earn less than $125,000 a year, and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.
A scholar of the ancient Near East explains how loan forgiveness was handled thousands of years ago in the Bible and royal decrees.
Huge disparities in how much students pay for courses mean graduates of high-fee disciplines will take longer to repay their debts or might never do so. That will ultimately add to government debt.
When researchers examined the outcomes for cases to discharge student loan debt, they found that judges are often biased against people based on their gender and other factors.
As federal student loan debt continues to rise, a number of scholars discuss how debt affects the nation’s college students, graduates and the economy as a whole.
A scholar of nutrition opens up with a personal take on food insecurity in America.
Congress first imposed a lifetime ban on discharging student loans through bankruptcy in 1998. Two scholars explain how that could change under a proposed law.
Colleges and universities are using federal money to clear their students’ debt. An economist explains who will benefit from this move.
Student loan debt has long been considered a drag on the economy. But will canceling it actually do much to spur spending? An economist weighs in.
Young people might take on a lot of debt without considering its consequences for their older years. A philosopher makes a case for laws to limit that debt as a duty toward self.
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.
President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive some part of student debt. An ethicist considers what’s fair.
Canadians’ publicly funded post-secondary education system has been eroded over time, diminishing the promise it once held to protect people from poverty. We should demand change.
Taxpayers, including those paying tuition fees with FEE-HELP loans, can claim a deduction for self-education expenses that relate to the work they do. But graduates with a HECS-HELP debt can’t claim.
Students who fail units are highly likely to fail again without targeted assistance. But when universities intervene early to support these students, their rate of failure has been nearly halved.
Although the government has identified a real problem, its heavy-handed regulation would create unnecessary red tape for universities and exclude students who should get a second chance.
Two experts in higher education policy explain the high hurdles that must be cleared to use bankruptcy to escape crushing student loan debt.