A scholar of the ancient Near East explains how loan forgiveness was handled thousands of years ago in the Bible and royal decrees.
A graduate tax would remove the language of debt from the system.
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.
The government’s proposals may affect the most disadvantaged students.
Student loan debt can hurt borrowers, but the pain is even greater when the borrower is taking out a student loan for their child, new research shows.
With high fees and COVID restrictions in place, student satisfaction in England is on the downturn. How should they think about the value of their studies?
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.
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.
The student loans system is just another source of financial gender inequality.
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?
Tailored strategies to address students’ finances, academic success and socio-emotional connections with an institution or program can help keep students in school.
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.
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.
Despite the headline cut in fees, under the Augar review, students would on average be paying more.
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.
Millennials are more financially conservative than their high debt balances might suggest.