student loan debt

2018 election

These Candidates Want to Eliminate Your Student Loan Debt

It may not shock you to learn that Donald Trump is not part of the solution.
Allie Conti
Late Capitalism

Student-Loan Debt Is Bringing on Millennial Class War

A new analysis shows the snowball effects of college debt—from credit cards to the size of your house. It will come to a head.
Allie Conti
Late Capitalism

Here's Fresh Evidence Student Loans Are a Massive, Generational Scam

The co-author of an enraging new report called the student loan system "a failed social experiment."
Matt Taylor
Late Capitalism

You're Probably Not Getting That Loan Forgiveness You're Counting On

Out of almost 30,000 people who applied for a forgiveness program, just 96—less than 1 percent—had their debt erased. And it gets worse.
Allie Conti

Billions in Student Debt Could Disappear Because of Lost Paperwork

The latest example of America's legal system being a total shitshow might actually help you out—if it doesn't screw you over first.
David Dayen

How to Pay Off Your Student Loans When You're Young and Broke

Federal loans account for the vast majority of student debt. After the Great Recession destroyed all our futures, Obama decided to make up for it by creating programs that would encourage college grads to not just default.
Michaela Cross

I Asked Academia's Most Vocal Critic Why College Is a Waste

"There was a time when the university was a place of the mind where you expected academic freedom, where if you graduated from that university you'd actually be an educated person. Those things aren't necessarily true anymore."
Allie Conti

Here's What Canadians Spend Their Student Loans on Instead of Tuition

If you're going to get a government credit card you can't afford, you might as well max it out.
Jake Kivanc

Debt Dodgers: Meet the Americans Who Moved to Europe and Went AWOL on Their Student Loans

Some cash-strapped former students are choosing to leave America behind in order to avoid paying off their giant debts.
Alexander Coggin

For-Profit Colleges Are Driving the Student Debt Crisis By Preying on Non-Traditional Students

People who seek graduate degrees from for-profit schools tend to be older, poorer, and lacking in job prospects. They also tend to end up tens of thousands of dollars in debt.
Abby Higgs
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Third of Millennials Would Give Up an Organ to Pay Off Their Student Loans, According to a Survey

Half would go on a reality TV show to pay off their debt, and 43 percent would sell half of their possessions to make their loans go away.
Arielle Pardes
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

We Asked Two Experts What Would Actually Happen If Bernie Sanders Became President

We all know the American people would never elect a socialist. What this interview presupposes is: Maybe they would?
Mike Pearl