16 juin 2019

A New (ish) Argument About Debt and Tuition

As I am starting to sketch out the bones of my next book, (semi-serious working title: How Tuition Fees Will Save the World), I am collecting arguments about the nature and desirability of private contributions to higher education.  Most of the interesting stuff on that front right now is coming from the United States, which is of course sui generis as higher education systems go and so not necessarily applicable elsewhere, but its nonetheless vital to understand. More...

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10 juin 2019

Walmart Expands Employee Tuition Benefits

HomeBy Paul Fain. Walmart this week announced that it is expanding a debt-free college tuition benefit for the retail giant's roughly 1.4 million U.S. employees. The company is adding 14 degrees and certificates in technology fields such as cybersecurity, computer science and network security to the Live Better U program, which had featured degrees in business and supply chain management. More...

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PwC Pays Off $25 Million of Employees' Student Debt

HomeBy Paul Fain. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the auditing and professional services company, is one of several large employers that in recent years has begun paying down employees' student debt, in part as a recruiting tool. PwC said this week that it has paid $25 million toward the student loan debt of its employees since creating the pay-down program a few years ago. More...

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A Gift That Will Keep Giving

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. A pledge to pay off the student loans of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College highlights racial disparities in student debt and turns into a clarion call for black business executives to help. More...

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Minnesota For-Profit Colleges Ordered to Refund Student Loans

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A Minnesota appeals court ruled this week that Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business must repay borrowers for high-interest loans illegally offered to former students. More...

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Battle Lines Drawn on a Student Loan Alternative

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Senator Elizabeth Warren and congressional Democrats question Trump administration's plans to back income-share agreements -- and demand answers from colleges offering the financing, too. More...

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Six Figures in Debt for a Master's Degree

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. New data from Education Department put spotlight on high borrowing for some graduate programs. But experts are skeptical more information on students alone will move the needle on enrollment decisions. More...

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Biden Promises Fix to Public Service Loan Forgiveness

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Former vice president Joe Biden, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, promised in an education plan released Tuesday to "see to it" that the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is "fixed, simplified and actually helps teachers". More...

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Turning to Courts for Loan Forgiveness

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. As months pass without action by the Trump administration on loan-forgiveness claims, some borrowers who attended defunct for-profits find success clearing loan debt through the courts. More...

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Democratic Primary Voters Back Student Loan Forgiveness in Poll

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A majority of Democratic primary voters say they favor some form of student loan forgiveness in a Newsy/Ipsos poll released Thursday. More...

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