student loans
Unless you needed some highly specialized major, you probably could have gotten your degree at a more affordable university closer to home. You might have even been able to live with your parents, like I did.
student loans
Getting through college debt-free is only possible if you have access to a pretty big helping of privilege.
money
National student loan debt is currently over ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. That doesn't even sound like a real amount of money that is possible, does it? They could call it a STOMPTILLION or a FREAKAZILLION and it would carry just as much meaning.
in

Apr 25, 2012 at 1:00pm | 215 comments

student loans
The way she treated me, she made it seem like I was the worst student in the world. They were having money troubles, so I was surprised when she told me they had put down a deposit on an apartment and she had bought a used truck.
debt
You may not have heard of zombie debt, but odds are, it’s coming for you.
student loans
This is why student loan reform is so important. For many of us, our only shot at any real help is in reforming student loan law, regulation and policy.
in

Aug 29, 2014 at 5:00pm | 83 comments

debt
A combination of factors are coming together like a perfect storm to trap people pursuing higher education in a maelstrom of debt that will be difficult to escape, and it could cast a pall over our future as well as our present.