Some colleges have higher default rates than graduation rates, proof that we should evaluate institutions' risk as well.
The question of student loans is taking on an increasing urgency everywhere but Washington.
Rates on federally subsidized loans doubled to almost 7% on July 1, thanks to Congressional bickering and dithering. The latest attempt to roll back the rates failed to get out of the Senate earlier this week, when sponsoring Democrats failed to break a Republican filibuster against the bill. (...) - byHelaine Olen, Thursday 11 July 2013