27 mai 2017

Statistical Deceptions on Student Debt

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Every couple of years, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) produces a “research paper” to provide a new “evidence-based” spin to back up its eternal demand for free tuition. Last month, they put out a new version, this one entitled The Political Economy of Student Debt in Canada. The theme this time is lightly-recycled Piketty: Canada’s main problems are inequality and rising indebtedness; if we eliminate tuition, that’ll strike a blow against both so wa-hey! The word “neoliberal” appears frequently. More...

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25 mai 2017

Trump should keep college debt pledge

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. During the election, candidate Donald Trump expressed that he planned to tax wealthy universities that did not use a sizable portion of their endowment to support low-income students. More...

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Green party proposes scrapping all existing student debt

The Guardian homeThe Greens are set to unveil manifesto on Monday, when they say they will present the means by which they will pay for such plans. More...

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24 mai 2017

NATSEM models the impact of HELP changes

The ConversationThe University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) has modelled the impact of the changes to the HELP debt repayments the government announced this week. More...

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Explainer: how will the changes to HELP student loans affect you?

The ConversationFederal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has unveiled big changes to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). With about A$50 billion in outstanding student debt, the goal is to curb costs. More...

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21 mai 2017

U.S. Treasury to Raise Student Loan Interest Rates

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. Department of the Treasury is set to raise federal student loan interest rates in July, Money magazine reported Wednesday. The move had been expected after the Federal Reserve increased benchmark interest rates in recent months. More...

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20 mai 2017

Trump Budget Seeks Cuts to Student Loan Programs

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The White House budget proposal expected next week includes major changes to federal financial aid programs, according to details reported Wednesday by The Washington Post. More...

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Spending Bill Gives Flexibility to Borrowers Seeking Loan Consolidation

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Language in the omnibus spending bill Congress agreed to over the weekend directs the Department of Education to allow student loan borrowers to select any servicer when consolidating their federal student loans. More...

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Fannie Mae Allows Home Owners to Swap Student Loan Debt for Mortgage Debt

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Fannie Mae, the largest backer of mortgage credit in the country, has issued new guidelines allowing home owners to refinance their mortgages to pay off their student loan debt. More...

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02 mai 2017

ASA surpasses goal in White House student debt challenge

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. As part of the White House Student Debt Challenge, American Student Assistance, a private nonprofit dedicated to eliminating finance as a barrier to education and the dreams education enables, achieved nearly 4 million views of its communications around federal income driven repayment (IDR) over the past six months, far surpassing the organization’s original goal of 1 million impressions. More...

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