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.
West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler set out to visit high school students throughout the Texas Panhandle and the South Plains with a simple message about student loans.
The income-based repayment plan that lets borrowers pay back student loans based on their salaries is in jeopardy. The problem? The program proved too popular.
Roughly 1 in 10 student loan borrowers end up in default on their loans. A scholar of higher education offers tips on how to make that less likely.
An economist takes a critical look at a proposal to tax Wall Street to pay off the nation's student debt.
Student loan defaults have risen sharply, and the number-one reason is deceptive and misleading practices by for-profit institutions.
While net price calculators are meant to help students figure out how much a particular college will cost, a new study reveals that many colleges' calculators distort the true cost of attendance.
Through "risk-sharing," colleges could be on the hook to help pay back student loans if too many students default. A scholar who studies the ethics of debt examines how risk-sharing could backfire.
A new debit card being issued to federal student loan borrowers on a trial basis may save them time and money, but it could also enable a bank to study their spending to sell them more products.
Although many feared that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would destroy public education, a review of the past two years shows that much of her policy agenda has failed.
Donald Trump may have executed a hostile takeover of the Republican party, but the GOP has been laying the groundwork for decades.
A higher education professor explains the complex rules behind Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a program meant to provide debt relief to student loan borrowers who went into public service jobs.
Labor has promised to review the tertiary education sector if elected next year. There are some major issues, and some examples from abroad they should consider.