Student loan forgiveness doesn’t benefit the economy the way some advocates believe it would, an economist argues.
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.
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.
Student loan debt can affect not only the financial health of recent grads but also their mental and emotional health. Three scholars weigh in on the greater costs student loans can have on borrowers.
A new survey shows that people with advanced degrees make more money starting out on the same jobs as those with just bachelor’s degrees. But there’s more to the story, two sociologists note.
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.
African American students are taking on significantly more debt than white students to earn advanced degrees. Is it worth it?
The new College Scorecard – an online tool – offers valuable insights into how much you can expect to earn and owe if you choose a particular major at a particular school, an economist writes.
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.
A recent gift by billionaire Robert Smith to pay off the student loans of 2019 graduates of Morehouse points to the potential of America’s black elite to pay off all black students’ college loans.
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.
Despite good intentions, efforts to hold colleges and universities accountable often miss the mark. The reasons why range from politics to resistance among the institutions themselves.
Alternative scenarios for tertiary funding in South Africa are set out in a completely separate report from the Davis Tax Committee drawing from work done by the higher education department.
Republican lawmakers say the proposed changes to the tax code would ‘streamline’ higher ed benefits. But this overhaul would squeeze many, if not most, students and schools.
Students across the country have been defrauded by for-profit schools. Fine print in their enrollment contracts has stopped them from bringing their cases to court, but new rules could help.
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.
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.
The current system disproportionately limits opportunities for young people from low-income backgrounds.