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Programs on the Rise to Help Younger Generations Achieve Financial Literacy

One of the most significant transitions in the lives of young people is moving from high school to college, partly because it’s often the...

Student Loan Forgiveness Applications Suspended Following Court Ruling

The status of President Joe Biden’s student debt relief program is in question following a Thursday ruling from a federal judge in Texas. As...

Inflation, Abortion, Student Debt, College Costs Are the Top Student Voter...

Inflation, abortion rights, rising college costs, and student loan debt are the top issues driving college student voting decisions this midterm election, according to...

New Report Reveals Prevalence of Debt Among Higher Education Workforce

Debt is prevalent among the higher education workforce, according to a new report by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) Institute. The...

Parent PLUS Loan Worsens Racial Debt Inequities, Study Finds

A new report released Tuesday by The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, found that the federal Parent PLUS student loan program disproportionately worsens...

Education Department to Erase Debt of Defrauded DeVry University Students

The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that it will provide nearly $72 million in borrower defense discharges to close to 1,800 former...

Elizabeth Warren Stalls Biden’s Higher Education Nominee Over Student Loan Policy...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is actively stalling the confirmation of James Kvaal, President Joe Biden's nominee to oversee higher-education policy, in an effort to...

African American Women Disproportionately Owe More Student Loans Than Other Races

New data from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) shows that, on average, African American women owe 22 percent more in student loan...

Billionaire Investor to Launch Alternative Student Loan Program for HBCUs This...

In fall 2021, junior and senior STEM college majors at select historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will be eligible for a new student...

What a Biden-Harris Administration Means for Higher Education

The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris has many indications for diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Harris’ victory broke gender and...

Apprenticeships Help Students Earn College Degrees Without Debt

The issue of college affordability permeates national news and has been a prominent talking point during the 2020 Democratic primaries. The issue has become...

University of Arizona to Offer Free Tuition for Future Primary Care...

Starting in spring 2020, University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will offer free tuition to students who pledge to...

Higher Education Act, Student Debt Rules Need Reform to Provide Veterinary...

Veterinary medicine scholars are uniquely affected by the student debt crisis, largely due to a higher debt-to-income ratio for veterinarians compared with that of...

Stacey Abrams Makes History, Calls Out Student Debt Crisis in State...

Last night, Democratic politician Stacey Abrams became the first African American woman to deliver a State of the Union response. This achievement comes shortly...

Columbia University Medical School Replaces All Student Loans with Scholarships

On April 11, 2018, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons announced that it would provide scholarships to all students who qualify for...

University Presidents Discuss Challenges, Opportunities in 21st Century Higher Education

Five current and former university presidents met to discuss the most significant challenges currently facing higher education during a forum at the University of...

High Student Debt, Tuition Linked to Michigan’s Disinvestment in Higher Education

A new report by the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) attributes the state’s lack of investment in higher education to skyrocketing tuition and...

Students and Families Forced to Think Creatively as Tuition and Debt...

That 40 million college graduates have accrued $1.2 trillion in debt is an issue that most people would agree cannot be ignored, but few...

States Slow to Increase Funding for Higher Education, with Only Two...

A recently released study shows that nearly all states are still spending less on public higher education than they did prior to the recession,...