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Why student aid is NOT driving up college costs

Why student aid is NOT driving up college costs | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
Student financial aid is NOT a cause for driving up college costs — despite the re-emergencce of the Bennett hypothesis in policy discussions...
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Lower Student Loan Interest Rates

Lower Student Loan Interest Rates | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it

"Since 1995, college costs across the country have risen almost five times faster than median household income. As a result, students and their families are taking on more and more debt. Borrowing to pay for college used to be the exception; now it's the rule."

 

As we work to get the economy back on track, no one is suggesting it would be a good idea to double interest rates on credit cards or home mortgages. Why then do some believe it's a good idea to double interest rates for students?

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Subprime Student Slaves: The Lowlife Trap of Higher Education

Subprime Student Slaves: The Lowlife Trap of Higher Education | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
Student loan debt is soaring. Here why high student loan debt is turning education into a racket. Money Morning - Only The News You Can Profit From. (Higher education costs keep getting higher.
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Is a Credit Union Your Savior From Student Loan Debt? - Forbes

Is a Credit Union Your Savior From Student Loan Debt? - Forbes | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
  Day 3 of the protest Occupy Wall Street in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What to do about those burdensome student loans is top-of-mind for millions.
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Student lending crisis looms: Swelling debt load may threaten recovery

Student lending crisis looms: Swelling debt load may threaten recovery | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
The federal student loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job.
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Can This 'Online Ivy' University Change the Face of Higher Education?

Can This 'Online Ivy' University Change the Face of Higher Education? | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
Meet The Minerva Project, the chest-beating, Silicon Valley-spawned, Larry Summers-backed "E-lite" college that just might reshape the worldwide market for education.
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Governor Chafee rebukes Board of Governors over raises negotiated for RI public college employees | Breaking News | providencejournal.com

Governor Chafee rebukes Board of Governors over raises negotiated for RI public college employees | Breaking News | providencejournal.com | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Board of Governors for Higher Education should have known better than to negotiate 3 percent compounded raises at the public colleges for the next three years, when other state employees, taxpayers, and families of college...
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Average 20-something has nearly $50,000 in debt

Average 20-something has nearly $50,000 in debt | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
The average person in their 20s has a backbreaking load of debt and it's not all about student loans.
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Obama Plans Overhaul of Student-Loan Debt Collector Practices

Obama Plans Overhaul of Student-Loan Debt Collector Practices | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
The Obama administration proposed requiring that debt collectors let student-loan borrowers make payments based on what they can afford, rather than on the size of their debt.
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Beat College Debt - Investopedia - Forbes

Beat College Debt - Investopedia - Forbes | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
You don't have to be swallowed up by the B.A. debt maelstrom. Plan ahead. Educate yourself frugally. Here are 12 steps to education solvency.
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My View: A model for addressing college costs – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

My View: A model for addressing college costs – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it

I want to see some leaders talking about making massive cuts to the cost of higher education. It doesn't have to be so expensive, but change won't happen as long as we're just tinkering at the margins of the old system.

 

By Nancy L. Zimpher, Special to CNN Editor’s Note: Nancy L. Zimpher is the Chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education. College costs are exploding.

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Student Loan Debt Tops $1 Trillion Dollars | Your Black World

Students borrowed $117 billion in just federal student loans last year. And students continue to borrow private student loans, which lack the income-based repayment and deferment options of federal student loans.
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AG Lisa Madigan Testifies on Alarming Student Debt Level in For-Profit Schools - LoanSafe

AG Lisa Madigan Testifies on Alarming Student Debt Level in For-Profit Schools - LoanSafe | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
Legal News LineAG Lisa Madigan Testifies on Alarming Student Debt Level in For-Profit SchoolsLoanSafe(Source: AG Lisa Madigan) - Washington — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan testified today on the increasingly high level of debt students are...
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Student Loan Debt Means Delays to Marriage, Children - Fox Business

Press TVStudent Loan Debt Means Delays to Marriage, ChildrenFox BusinessCombined with a weak labor market, student loan debt is making it hard for grads to make ends meet, and money that would typically be set aside for savings is now being gobbled...
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Student Loan Debt Up 12% in the First Quarter of the Year, According to ... - MarketWatch (press release)

Student Loan Debt Up 12% in the First Quarter of the Year, According to ...MarketWatch (press release)Consumers in 37 states are carrying more student loan debt than they were a year ago.
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Value of College Degree Reignites Argument About Whether College is Worth the Price | Moneyland | TIME.com

Value of College Degree Reignites Argument About Whether College is Worth the Price | Moneyland | TIME.com | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
With student debt soaring at a time when jobs are scarce, the precise financial value of a college degree has come under intense scrutiny. Add one more discouraging calculation to the list. (More on money - Here We Go Again: Is College Worth It?
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Selling a piece of your future

Selling a piece of your future | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it

"Students in California have a proposal. Rather than charging tuition, they'd like public universities in California to take 5% of their salary for the first twenty years following graduation (for incomes between $30,000 and $200,000)."

 

A UNIVERSITY education costs a fortune. Student loan debt in America has been rising rapidly in an effort to keep up with the expense.

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Will the Student Debt Movement Legitimize Occupy?

Will the Student Debt Movement Legitimize Occupy? | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
The mainstreamies out there are pretty occupied (pun intended) with working more hours for less pay, mortgage foreclosures and a host of other pressures. But for my money, the predatory lending pra...
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Schumer: freeze student loan interest rate

Schumer: freeze student loan interest rate | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
It's no secret that getting a college degree is an expensive proposition - and getting even more so - and some federal lawmakers are trying to keep that cost from getting higher.
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College Debt Follows Students Into Senior Citizen Years

College Debt Follows Students Into Senior Citizen Years | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
Caralee Johnson Adams has worked as a journalist for nearly 25 years, covering education, health, parenting, and other issues.
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Student Loan Debt: Senior Citizens Owe 4.2 Percent Of All Student Loan Debt

Student Loan Debt: Senior Citizens Owe 4.2 Percent Of All Student Loan Debt | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
It's not just twenty-somethings that are carrying the weight of the student loan debt crisis. In fact, a sizable chunk of nation's student loan debt is held by senior citizens--many of whom cannot afford to pay off the debt.
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36 Arrested in DC Protest on Student Loan Debt

36 Arrested in DC Protest on Student Loan Debt | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
A major protest against student loan debt shut down 7th Street in Northwest D.C. for hours Monday morning. It ended with 36 people arrested. (THANK YOU to all involved!
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Is College Tuition the Next Bubble?

Is College Tuition the Next Bubble? | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
Is College Tuition the Next Bubble? At $ 1 trillion dollars, student loan debt has eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in American history.
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Student debt alarming | The Austin Daily Herald

Student debt alarming | The Austin Daily Herald | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
The rise in student loan debt is alarming and needs to be ...
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Twenty-Somethings' Debt Burden Averages $45000, Report Finds - Huffington Post

Twenty-Somethings' Debt Burden Averages $45000, Report Finds - Huffington Post | Higher Education Student Debt Bubble | Scoop.it
Chicago TribuneTwenty-Somethings' Debt Burden Averages $45000, Report FindsHuffington PostWhile many of those surveyed are taking on debt from credit cards, car loans, mortgages and other sources, education debt is the most common problem, with...
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