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
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 >>
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 >>
Barbarians in the Ivory Tower
Have a massive IOU to pay off? Well, we have somewhat good news for you.Back in April, the Voice reported on the impending student loan crisis that would have to be solved before July 1st - the day when the interest rates on 7 million students' federal loans would double to 6.8%. With the SCOTU ... 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 >>
The Voice recently reported that the interest rates on federally backed Stafford loans will double July 1 -- from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- unless Congress gets its shit together. Well, it looks like some legislators in the House are trying to prevent this increase -- by cutting funding to hea ... 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
An Occupy Wall Street organizer has found a creative solution that many hard-core protesters face: How do you Occupy full-time and pay the bills? In Dicey Troop's case, the answer is: Ask the Internet to send you money. Troop is one of the people who manages the @LibertySqGA account, which ... More >>
Amid desperate budget negotiations and a looming government shutdown, President Barack Obama came to New York City last night to speak at the twentieth-anniversary party for Al Sharpton's National Action Network. At the gala, Obama focused on the issue of education inequality, but only after ... More >>
Today in the plight of the single lady: The New York Times takes on a topic that most early daters conspicuously avoid -- money. Yep, turns out that having debt, most especially, a whole lot of debt, can ruin your relationship. (And we thought breakups were all about commitment phobias and no ... 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 >>
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 >>
You asked the politicians for help with student debt. And maybe, just maybe, you're about to get it.
Columbia reels after stock allegations.
The new House Majority Leader is not quite the 'reformer' he claims
Can't pay your student loan on time? The fat cats at Sallie Mae are so glad to hear it.
Down and out: For post-Boomers, the personal is never political
An inside look at what Bush has done to your student loan
The GOP candidate's troubled term at a construction training college
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
College students get short shrift from Katrina aid
House bill makes largest cuts ever in student aid
Think joining the army will clear your student debt? Better check the fine print.
Student borrowers scramble to beat a deadline for cheap rates
Big banks do billions in student loansand that means less money for you
Bush's big plan for sticking it to us again
Your dad had a job, a wife, a house. You've got loans and fear of commitment. Hello, manhood.
Mom and dad have glimpsed your future, and it's not exactly bright
Bush, Congress quietly slash key grants for college
Up to your ear$ in $tudent loan$? That'$ good new$ for the bond trader$
Hungry grads make a shoestring assault on New York
Why America's young are being crushed by debtand why no one seems to care
Feds break out the hired guns to nab student-loan jumpers