U.S. denies financial aid to thousands of immigrants
Most students won't earn more with a pricier diploma. Is high tuition worth it?
A new city startup promises to eliminate student loans for those who'll share their future income with investors
Student activists say rising loan rates ARE a distraction from the real problem of unaffordable college degrees
Mark Kamins was an influential Dj at '80s clubs like Danceteria, and as a DJ/producer he was instrumental in helping launch Madonna's career.
Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul spoke at historically black Howard University last week, and it was a major event. No, he didn't seem to win any black votes for the GOP -- even his fans admit as much. But white people of the rightblogger variety were all over it, and that's what counts. Some ... More >>
As we reported earlier, there's a racist "tweet" war waging against re-elected President Barack Obama. The words "nigger" and "monkey" are popular slurs directed at the president by presumably white morons who are upset that they must endure four more years of Obama (gasp!).But many of these racist ... More >>
2016: Obama's America is a conservative glimpse at the alleged horror of the Obama Presidency, looking ahead to what shambles America will supposedly be in if he's reelected. And people are lining up to see it! The film made over six million last week--practically the same amount as the Joseph Gor ... More >>
If you're a student or former student with educational debt, or if you're just someone made anxious by this country's $1-trillion-and-growing student-debt bubble, you may well have breathed a sigh of relief this week when Congress reached an 11th-hour agreement to avoid doubling the interest rate on ... More >>
Hey, college students! If you weren't already bummed that 53 percent of you will likely face joblessness or underemployment upon graduation, or that university is a big waste of time and money, we have even more bad news for you. Unless Congress gets its shit together -- which it probably won't b ... More >>
Over 7 million students receive some sort of subsidized student loan from the U.S. federal government. That is a ton of debt and it's getting larger every year: eclipsing credit cards and car loans, the figure right now stands at around $870 billion nationally. And, on July 1st, it could double ... More >>
To save student-loan programs, the White House has saddled master's and Ph.D. candidates with added debt.
Dawn of the debt
City Comptroller John Liu, staying focused on official business and not his ongoing campaign finance controversy, unveiled a new pension plan this morning designed to target what he says is a growing retirement crisis in New York City. Here's the problem, according to Liu, an expected 2013 mayo ... More >>
Hey, creditors, leave those kids alone! All along, it turns out, they were just another brick in the massive wall of student-loan debt Americans have now acquired which -- fun fact! -- has now surpassed American credit card debt, reports to the Wall Street Journal. Which is how much, exactly? ... More >>
You think your morning commute sucked? Imagine taking the subway to go talk to the MTA this morning.
As the Wall Street Journal hurries to ready Project Amsterdam, Rupert Murdoch's bid to rock the New York Times dead with a big, splashy color metropolitan section before he kicks the bucket, staffers at the Journal are burning the midnight oil. Which sucks, because they just got their new uni ... More >>
The stimulus bill President Obama signed into law last month has many ambitious goals, such as putting millions of Americans to work and saving the economy. One thing Obama accomplished immediately, though, was to render swaths of a story (written by me) in the Voice's January 20 Education Supplemen ... More >>
Columbia reels after stock allegations.
The new House Majority Leader is not quite the 'reformer' he claims
An inside look at what Bush has done to your student loan
In a quaint phrase, the Social Security Agency has long described the current retirement system in America as a three-legged stool. One pictures Grandma sitting on that stool, perhaps next to the coal stove, working on some mending. The first leg, Social Security itself, is facing a shortfall that w ... More >>
The NYC subway-bus strike and the slow death of the American pension system
Touting more tax cuts, President ignores bitter situation for most Americans
Student activists trying to take from banks, give to the needy with the National Tuition Endowment
Supreme Court hears appeal of elderly, sick man dunned for student loans
House bill makes largest cuts ever in student aid
Think joining the army will clear your student debt? Better check the fine print.
Ex-president now a social security blanket for the current president
Big banks do billions in student loansand that means less money for you
Bush's big plan for sticking it to us again
President trades American promise for a Wall Street gamble
Bush, Congress quietly slash key grants for college
Up to your ear$ in $tudent loan$? That'$ good new$ for the bond trader$
Why America's young are being crushed by debtand why no one seems to care
Brokers Get Rich. The Rich Get Tax Breaks. And the Little Guy Gets No Pension.
Energy Trader Deducts 401(k) From Severance Checks
Retirement Funds Melt as Wall Street Stumbles
Feds break out the hired guns to nab student-loan jumpers