17 juillet 2016

I've paid off my debt, but Student Loans Company keeps on taking my money

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifByStudent finance. This year I finally managed to clear my student loan that had been hanging over my head for 12 years. More...

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Why debt-free college will not solve the real problems in America’s higher education system

The ConversationBy and . On July 6, Hillary Clinton took a half-step toward Bernie Sanders’ free public college tuition plan. She proposed partnering with states to zero out tuition by 2020 for families making US$125,000 or less. More...

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U.S. 'Special Master' Issues Last Report on Debt Relief

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The "special master" hired by the U.S. Education Department to oversee the initial process of deciding which student loan borrowers should get relief from their debt because of institutional fraud issued his fourth and final report Wednesday. Read more...

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Brexit Won't Impact Loans for Current, Incoming E.U. Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Citizens of European Union countries who are currently enrolled in U.K. universities and those planning on entering in the fall will receive the loans and grants for which they are eligible for the duration of their courses of study, the Student Loans Company announced Monday. Read more...

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Critical Investigation of New Jersey's Loan Program

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New Jersey's state student loan program lacks protections that federal and many state programs have, according to an investigation by ProPublica, co-published with The New York Times. Read more...

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More Flexibility on Loan Counseling

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Department will let some colleges experiment with required loan counseling, which some hope will discourage overborrowing. Read more...

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Report: Nearly 1 in 10 2-Year Students Can't Get Federal Loans

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The Institute for College Access and Success released a new report Wednesday that finds nearly one in 10 community college students, or 9 percent, don't have access to federal student loans because their institutions don't offer them. Read more...

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13 juillet 2016

Brexit: Agency view varies but loan funding crucial for EU students

By Amy Baker. Access to student loan funding for many EU students will be critical to ensure enrolment continues at university-level in the UK beyond the two-year guarantee period that Universities Minister Jo Johnson has offered assurance on, according to education agencies placing significant volumes of students in the UK. More...

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05 juillet 2016

College education and student debt: Evaluating the investment

By Beth Akers, Adrianna Pita and Jonathan Rothwell. A lot of the conversation around college education is that tuition is increasing very rapidly, debt is increasing very rapidly and what does that mean for everyone? If we take a bigger step back we want to reframe the discussion around higher education as the potential investment available to people in our economy to help them be more productive in the labor market and to help them have better financial lives themselves. More...

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Experts discuss whether taking on student debt is worth it

By . In the latest Intersections podcast, experts Beth Akers and Jonathan Rothwell discuss with host Adrianna Pita the current state of higher education, student debt, and whether taking on that debt is worth it. More...

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