It’s been a while since I discussed the core issue which has done so much harm to higher education: the student loan scam (so long, in fact, that a reader asked me to explain what I meant by it, and so here we are)… Learn more.
For all the tax reform provisions that will take away benefits from borrowers and colleges, there’s one important addition in the House legislation--excluded from the Senate’s version of tax reform that was publi… Learn more.
In our last posts, we gave recommendations for the Department of Education as it heads into the first year of granting forgiveness to public service employees who fulfill the requirements of the Public Service Loan F… Learn more.
This fall, for the first time ever, borrowers who have made 120 qualifying payments can avail themselves of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) to eliminate their remaining federal student loan debt. A… Learn more.
Ah, it’s summer time, the days when the perpetual deadlines during the semester don’t exist. It also means the insanity slows down a bit, so I have time for less serious things. Ultra Spiritual Life is a serie… Learn more.
August is here, and many families are preparing their children for the next academic challenge – a college education. By and large, a college degree is viewed as an important credential for gainful employment and pr… Learn more.
Time and again I’ve claimed that many of our institutions of higher education, whether state, non-profit, or for-profit, are basically scams that exist only to suck students in, fleece them of their student loan money,… Learn more.
Four million. That’s the number of borrowers enrolled in income-based repayment plans, where a borrower pays a share of her income for a set number of years after which any remaining balance is forgiven, and enrollment… Learn more.
With tens of millions of people now being victims of student loans, the country is finally starting to ask “Who created the victims?” A recent article examines how the student loan scam has transferred wealth from hu… Learn more.
The outcry over the growing burden of Stafford student loans is loud and getting louder. A recent Wall Street Journal article characterized it as "a hot issue in the 2016 presidential race as contenders float proposals t… Learn more.