Could Student Loans Lead To Debt Prison? The Handwriting On The Wall

By Alan Nasser, Counterpunch.org -

The burden weighing like a nightmare, to coin a phrase, on 44 million indebted current and former students will haunt these people for a good portion of their lives. The average student debtor [...]

This Is US: Student Debt Devours Young And Old

By Lynn Petrovich, End the Illusion. -

Over the past decade, through tax preparation work – both pro bono and paid - I’ve seen many student loan borrowers who, like Monica, have struggled not only to make ends meet, but also try to [...]

11 Percent Of Student Borrowers Are In Default

By Drew Cloud, studentloans.net -

By Drew Cloud for Student Loan Report - The national student loan default rate is now over 11 percent, and the total outstanding student debt shows no signs of shrinking any time soon. When you [...]

U.S. Women Disproportionately Burdened By College Debt

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, www.alternet.org -

By Lauren Kaori Gurley for AlterNet - American women owe nearly twice as much of the nation’s $1.3 trillion in student loan debt as men do, according to a recent study. Since the 1950s, major [...]

Women Hold Nearly Two-Thirds Of America’s Student Loan Debt

By Catherine Pearson, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Catherine Pearson for The Huffington Post - Are you a college-educated woman who is being buried under a pile of student loan debt that devours your paychecks and gives you heart palpitations [...]

The People Vs. The Student Loan Industry

By Michael Corcoran, www.truth-out.org -

By Michael Corcoran for Truthout - "The worse job they do, the more money they make," said Alan Collinge, executive director of Student Loan Justice (SLJ), in an interview with Truthout. "It is [...]

Number Of Americans Defaulting On Student Loans Reaches 4.2 Million

By Philip Andrea and Genevieve Leigh, www.wsws.org -

By Philip Andrea and Genevieve Leigh for WSWS - A new analysis released this week by the Consumer Federation of America found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped [...]

The Student Debt Crisis Is Exploding

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The level of student loan debt has risen to $1.5 trillion and defaults are more than 40% and rising. U.S. student loan debt has grown [...]

NY Governor’s ‘Free’ Tuition Plan Will Make Student Loan Crisis Even Worse

By Alan Collinge, www.thehill.com -

By Alan Collinge for The Hill - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan last week to provide for free tuition for people taking undergraduate courses at both the state universities (SUNY) [...]

The Next Financial Collapse Is On The Horizon

By Lee Camp, www.youtube.com -

By Lee Camp for Redacted Tonight. In 2008 after our country's huge financial collapse, everyone was too busy watching the trainwreck that was our economy to notice how unnecessary the support for [...]

Profit Making Colleges That Loaded Students With Debt, Now In Government

By Annie Waldman, www.propublica.org -

By Annie Waldman for Pro Publication - Taylor Hansen lobbied to weaken regulation of for-profit colleges. Since he joined the Education Department, it’s started doing just that. Until June 2016, [...]

Student Income Loans Transfer Wealth To Investors, Risk To Students

By Kenneth J. Saltman, www.truth-out.org -

By Kenneth J. Saltman for Truthout - At more than $1.3 trillion dollars as of 2016, US student loan debt has become widely discussed in the media, the business press and academia as a new debt [...]

7 Million Graduates Not Paying Student Loans

By Marlee Kokotovic, www.nationofchange.org -

By Marlee Kokotovic for Nation of Change - In 2016, former students are being burdened by student loan debt stronger than ever before. It is time to make a change. Former students are taking a [...]

Who Got Rich Off The Student Debt Crisis

By James B. Steele and Lance Williams, www.revealnews.org -

By James B. Steele and Lance Williams for Reveal News - Jessie Suren is an energetic 28-year-old who wanted a career in law enforcement. Albert Lord is a 70-year-old former accountant who became [...]

The History Of Student Loans Goes Back To The Middle Age

By Jenny Adams, www.theconversation.com -

By Jenny Adams for The Conversation - In 1473, Alexander Hardynge, who had finished his bachelor’s degree at Oxford nearly two years previous, borrowed money through an educational loan service. [...]

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