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Student Borrowers Leave Money on the Table

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Student loan borrowers may be leaving a lot of money on the table by not taking advantage of repayment options.
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American dream eluding under 40s with student debt - The Daily ...

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The Kingston Daily Freeman is your source for all Hudson Valley 24-hour breaking news, local news, sports, entertainment and more. View daily weather updates, watch videos and photos. Keep up with Kingston's News and ...
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Most Students Don't Have Ruinous Debt. Plenty Do. - Bloomberg

Most Students Don't Have Ruinous Debt. Plenty Do. - Bloomberg | College Bubble | Scoop.it
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In an absorbing story today, Bloomberg's Kathleen Howley reports on how super-sized student loan debt has locked 30-something Americans out of the housing market.
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Having 'The Talk' Before Your Child Goes to College - Huffington Post (blog)

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Having 'The Talk' Before Your Child Goes to College
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There is lots to talk about before Mini-Me leaves for college. Even though she's heard the speech, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I didn't say it yet again.
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Saritha Prabhu: College entry process so complicated it's laughable - The Tennessean

Saritha Prabhu: College entry process so complicated it's laughable - The Tennessean | College Bubble | Scoop.it
Saritha Prabhu: College entry process so complicated it's laughable
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With student loan debt ($1 trillion) overtaking credit card debt, the issue has been raised that the next bubble to burst will be in higher education.
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SPAIN: Parents should avoid paying kids' college education - Rapid City Journal

SPAIN: Parents should avoid paying kids' college education - Rapid City Journal | College Bubble | Scoop.it
SPAIN: Parents should avoid paying kids' college education
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A. In his March 17 column in the Rapid City Journal, Rick Kahler explained why parents should not pay for their child's college education.
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Students and Debt: How to Pay Your Debt

Student Loan Forgiveness - Help fix the Student Loan Debt Crisis HR.4170 was created to increase purchasing power, strengthen economic recovery, and restore ...
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America 2012: Prison, Drug War Spending Rockets While Higher Education Funding Declines

America 2012: Prison, Drug War Spending Rockets While Higher Education Funding Declines | College Bubble | Scoop.it

Via HuffPo: In 2012, both corrections spending and student debt hit $1 trillion milestones, leading higher education advocates to wonder how prison costs soak up education allocations, thus hurting the economy and limiting low income students’ access to campuses.

The U.S. incarceration rate in 1980 was 220 for every 100,000 people, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Today, with more than 2 million people incarcerated, the rate has climbed to 743 per 100,000 people. Reason magazine's Veronique de Rugy points out nonviolent drug offenders account for "roughly one-fourth of all inmates in the United States, up from less than 10 percent in 1980."

In roughly the same period, state governments scaled back their financial support for public colleges by more than a third nationwide, between 1991 and 2008. And as states have chopped away at appropriations for their universities and cut need-based grant aid for students, the Government Accountability Office found both public and private schools are becoming increasingly reliant on what students pay in tuition and fees for funding. Last year, some students saw tuition increases as high as 40 percent.

The thinking goes that a long-term reprioritizing of state budgets away from prison spending and toward higher education would not only promote a greater society but would increase social mobility while innovating state economies through the public university system...

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Why College Isn't a Bubble | The Atl;antic

Why College Isn't a Bubble | The Atl;antic | College Bubble | Scoop.it
...and why we should still think of new ways to educate young adults...

 

By Jordan Weissmann

Summary by Carnegie Perpsectives

 

"Talking about "the price of a college education" is like talking about "the price of a car." Just as it's not so useful to discuss the cost of a BMW Z4 and a Ford Focus in the same breath, it's hard to put Harvard and Iowa State in the same discussion about tuition, because they operate on very different economic rules. Beyond that, your average undergrad probably won't pay the full sticker price for a degree. Need-based grants and scholarships play a big role in determining the final "net price" each student has to lay out for a year of school. So what's a fair way to judge the cost of college? "


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The Higher Education Bubble (Encounter Broadside): Glenn Harlan Reynolds: 9781594036651: Amazon.com: Books

America is facing a higher education bubble. Like the housing bubble, it is the product of cheap credit coupled with popular expectations of ever-increasing returns on investment, and as with housing prices, the cheap credit has caused college tuitions to vastly outpace inflation and family incomes. Now this bubble is bursting.


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Who Will Benefit from Badges (and Other New Forms of Credentialing)? | Inside Higher Ed

Who Will Benefit from Badges (and Other New Forms of Credentialing)? | Inside Higher Ed | College Bubble | Scoop.it

A number of initiatives and startups are hoping to offers ways to give people some sort of formal(ized) recognition for their informal learning – or at least for the skills they possess for which they don’t have official diplomas or degrees. Among them: Mozilla’s Open Badges project, the social endorsement site Skills.to, the soon-to-launch Degreed, and the open-to-the-public-just-today LearningJar.


There seems to be a lot of buzz about these in the tech industry in particular -- due to the high demand for workers with programming skills, due to the feeling that a college degree in CS doesn't always mean someone has those necessary programming skills, and -- of course -- due to the concerns over the high cost of higher education. And even if there weren’t headlines and hand-wringing about the “higher education bubble," these efforts do make sense: a college degree isn’t necessarily the best or only indicator of a person’s skill-set.

 


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Is a college degree worth the cost? You decide.

President Obama promotes the myth that everyone must go to college. That if you don't go, your life will be ruined -- that you will end up waiting tables, or...
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Richard Russell - Attempts To Defeat Deflation As Money Dies

Richard Russell - Attempts To Defeat Deflation As Money Dies | College Bubble | Scoop.it

Richard Russell tells King World News:

 

"I ask myself, why hold any dollars at all? What's the danger of holding everything in dollars? And my answer is -- when it comes to investing, nothing is certain. Sure, it looks as though Fed printing (now that Obama is in for another four years) will continue for the next four years or, at least, until Bernanke is convinced that he has defeated deflation.

 

"Wait, what could cause Bernanke to halt flooding the system with his fiat notes? I think runaway inflation in tangible goods and political pressure could halt the Fed's wholesale manufacturing of Fed notes. Scandalous bubbles might appear. Bubbles in college costs, bubbles in medical, bubbles in collectibles, bubbles, in insurance costs, bubbles in food prices, bubbles in energy costs, bubbles in consumer optimism. Of course, none of this would appear in the Labor Department's phony CPI statistics. As we all know, figures don't lie, but liars can figure.

 

"At any rate, I'm personally torn between putting all my assets into bullion gold coins or leaving half in gold and half of my assets in US dollars. Very frankly, I'm no longer even thinking of making money in the markets ..."


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Many Colleges and Universities Face Financial Problems

Many Colleges and Universities Face Financial Problems | College Bubble | Scoop.it
You won’t find this in the guidebooks (but you probably should): insight into colleges’ financial weaknesses. It can mean the future.
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With high student loan debts, American Dream eludes many under 40 - Yakima Herald-Republic

With high student loan debts, American Dream eludes many under 40 - Yakima Herald-Republic | College Bubble | Scoop.it
With high student loan debts, American Dream eludes many under 40 Yakima Herald-Republic The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has jumped sharply, the latest indication that rising college tuition costs, low graduation rates...
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Student Debt Impacting US Economy | IQ 106.9

Student Debt Impacting US Economy | IQ 106.9 | College Bubble | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of students take out loans to pay for college, and their combined debt could have a broad impact on the housing market and overall economy, according to new analysis from the Center for American Progress.
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Helping your grandkids pay tuition? Here's a tutorial - Boston Globe

Helping your grandkids pay tuition? Here's a tutorial - Boston Globe | College Bubble | Scoop.it
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Can you MOOC your way through college in one year? - Boston Globe

Can you MOOC your way through college in one year? - Boston Globe | College Bubble | Scoop.it
Can you MOOC your way through college in one year?
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The One College Expense You Forgot To Factor In - Business Insider

The One College Expense You Forgot To Factor In - Business Insider | College Bubble | Scoop.it
Business Insider The One College Expense You Forgot To Factor In Business Insider Many start small by spending about $18 on the Fiske Guide to Colleges, seeking tips and insights on the perils and pitfalls of student charge cards and other...
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Is College Worth It?

Are you ready for a Nerdy Valentines Day? http://bit.ly/WekHqK In which John ponders whether a college degree is worth the high tuition, student loans, oppor...
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The Student Loan Debt Bubble Is Creating Millions Of Modern Day Serfs

The Student Loan Debt Bubble Is Creating Millions Of Modern Day Serfs | College Bubble | Scoop.it

Every single year, millions of young adults head off to colleges and universities all over America full of hopes and dreams. But what most of those fresh-faced youngsters do not realize is that by taking on student loan debt they are signing up for a life of debt slavery.

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Is a College Education Really a Bad Deal?

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Is a College Education Really a Bad Deal?

The theory that higher education may be a bubble on the verge of bursting is in the news again this week, courtesy of a Newsweek cover story by Megan McArdle. In the piece and in the video above, Ms. McArdle argues that while college is still a good investment for the average student, it’s a riskier bet for students on the margins, who could end up “worse off than they were before they set foot on campus.” In a follow-up blog post, she sums up the story by concluding, “For a lot of kids the system works fine, but it’s definitely not working for everyone, and with budgets tightening everywhere, we need to think hard about how, and why, we invest in college.”

Several commentators have since tried to poke holes in the bubble theory that Ms. McArdle describes in her story. Here’s a look at what they’re saying.


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Why Get a Pricey Diploma When Badges Tell Employers More? - Forbes

Why Get a Pricey Diploma When Badges Tell Employers More? - Forbes | College Bubble | Scoop.it
Against the backdrop of a student loan bubble, the high cost of four-year college, and an extremely difficult job market, alternate forms of skill certification are gaining steam. Chief among these is the digital badge.

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Bubble ready to burst: Average debt up again for new college grads

Bubble ready to burst: Average debt up again for new college grads | College Bubble | Scoop.it

Via USA Today:

 

It's the latest snapshot of the growing burden of student debt and it's another discouraging one: Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600 - up about 5% from the class before.

 

The latest figures are calculated in a report out Thursday by the California-based Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) and likely underestimate the problem in some ways because they don't include most graduates of for-profit colleges, who typically borrow more than their counterparts elsewhere.

 

Still, while 2011 college graduates faced an unemployment rate of 8.8% in 2011, even those with debt remained generally better off than those without a degree. The report emphasized research showing that the economic returns on college degrees remain, in general, strong. It noted the unemployment rate for those with only a high school credential last year was 19.1%...

 

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Henry Rollins: Education is the End of Disaster Capitalism

Henry Rollins says "let's make college tuition either free or really low and if you have a country full of whip-crack smart people you have a country the res...
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