Student Loans/Debt

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Income Share Agreements: Can They Finance Higher Education?

Mar 19, 2014 by George Leef |

Equity funding for college students is attracting attention, but can't work as long as we have easy government loans.

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“Kickstart” Your Academic Career: Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Feb 18, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Crowdfunding websites allow students to earn support through the Internet to cover tuition costs.

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From Each According to His Earnings

Nov 06, 2013 by George Leef |

Making student loan repayments contingent on graduates' income would encourage more weak students to take out loans they can't repay, writes George Leef.

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Our two bubbles: housing and college

Oct 23, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef writes that the housing bubble and the college bubble both stemmed from an entitlement mentality fueled by government programs.

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What If Colleges Had Some “Skin in the Game”?

Aug 05, 2013 by George Leef |

What if colleges had to pay back the government for defaulted student loans?

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Federal Loan Interest Rate Doubles

Jul 01, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Time is up, and future student borrowers will feel the sting of government control of higher education finance as a 6.8 percent interest rate on Stafford loans goes into effect.

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Student Debt and Social Justice

May 28, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Is student debt a matter of social justice?

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Little Imagination in the Gates Foundation Papers to “Reimagine” Federal…

Mar 27, 2013 by George Leef |

The Gates Foundation commissions 15 papers on “reimagining” federal student aid.

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Here’s Some of that Famous Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Feb 27, 2013 by George Leef |

Taxpayers lose $1 billion or more a year to fraudulent use of Pell grants.

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A Degree that Students Can Afford

Oct 11, 2012 by Crystal Plum |

A recent report shows a decline in college enrollment due to a weak economy. Texas Gov. Perry hopes to offer a more affordable option with the $10,00 degree.

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Doubting College’s Worth Beyond Jobs and Earnings

Aug 16, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

When Americans today ask, “Is college worth it?” they are not just asking whether they will earn more than most high school graduates.

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My Thoughts on the Harkin Report

Aug 15, 2012 by George Leef |

The recent report on for-profit colleges is worth paying attention to, but its approach is problematic, writes George Leef.

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Bubble Update: More Helium, Part 1

Jul 27, 2012 by Peter Wood |

The bubble in American higher education is inflating rapidly. Ironically this is happening just at the moment when large numbers of Americans are noticing that there is indeed a higher-ed bubble—that… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

More Good News on the Value of Your College Degree

Jul 02, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS board member Tom Lindsay describes the rewards of your degree in popular culture.

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Making Student Loan Debt Fun

Jun 21, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Borrowers can work through their student debt one step at a time with the services of a new program called SALT.

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