Student Loans/Debt

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Prager U: The Government vs. the American Character

Apr 22, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Explosions in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other welfare programs are changing the American character for the worse—from one that focuses on individual responsibility and giving, to one that focuses on consumption.

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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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