Cooper Union's Board of Trustees voted Friday to move forward with plans to begin charging tuition in the fall of 2014. It was the second time the board has voted to implement tuition at the school that has remained tuition-free since its founding in 1859. The first vote, in April 2013, ignited a ... More >>
Student activists say rising loan rates ARE a distraction from the real problem of unaffordable college degrees
From our high schools to CUNY, New York City's numbers are in—and they are terrifying.
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.
In what looks like an attempt to win "cool" points with many of the young, tech-savvy voters he has pissed off during his presidency, Barack Obama is hosting a Google Hangout this afternoon, where he'll answer a few not-at-all cherry-picked questions via live video stream. (We hope a lot of questio ... More >>
The soaring cost of college has multiple causes and no easy solution
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 >>
Bill Clinton and the Pataki administration made a huge mistake when they signed legislation in the mid-1990s that blocked state prisoners from obtaining a college education from their cells. That's the finding of a report released Friday by the Correctional Association of New York, a leading p ... More >>
You asked the politicians for help with student debt. And maybe, just maybe, you're about to get it.
Student activists trying to take from banks, give to the needy with the National Tuition Endowment
House bill makes largest cuts ever in student aid
Welfare moms fight for a right they haveto stay in school
Big banks do billions in student loansand that means less money for you
Bush's big plan for sticking it to us again
The kids of immigrants find there's no straight path to American success
Bush, Congress quietly slash key grants for college
Young Americans fight for every cause but their own. Wake up, already.
Why America's young are being crushed by debtand why no one seems to care
Seeking Spot to Land, Bush and Gore Circle Planet of 'Ordinary People'
Aiding the Middle Class
Lieberman Signals a Right Turn; Hillary Follows Close Behind
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