Student Loans/Debt

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Making Higher Education Accountable

Aug 20, 2018 by David Randall |

How do we get from "Admissions Officer" to "Pell Grant Harvester"? David Randall gives us the story and how to reform colleges in this speech from Grove City College.

Is College For Everyone?

Jun 06, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Doubts about the possibilities of higher education are becoming non-partisan.

Upcoming NAS Speaking Engagements

Feb 16, 2018 by NAS |

Keep abreast of the speaking engagements and other community engagement activities of the NAS staff. 

How to Stop Complaining and Start Fixing America’s Higher Education Crisis

May 16, 2017 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood surveys higher education's problems and offers solutions. 

Why the Education Department’s “gainful employment” rule is futile

Nov 21, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that the "gainful employment" rule will reduce students' options for employment without helping them avoid debt.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Student Debt and Social Justice

May 28, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Is student debt a matter of social justice?

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.

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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