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
10.31.18
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
10.24.18
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
10.17.18
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
9.21.18
Money

How to Pay Off Student Loan Debt if You Don't Have a Rich Family

Five young women who pulled it off explain their strategies, including part-time jobs, longer commutes to save on rent, and understanding their interest rates.
Mekita Rivas
7.6.18
money brain

It’s Not Rude to Talk About Money

Obeying the taboo against talking about money could be keeping you from reaching your financial goals and having the life you really want.
Paulette Perhach
6.20.18
Rise Up

POC College Grads Are Challenging Disproportionate Student Loan Debt

"Not all student debt is created equal."
Kimberly Lawson
8.17.17
Frontier

People Can't Afford College, so They're Taking Free College Classes Online

Massive Online Open Courses could spark a college affordability renaissance, but they're also probably too good to be true.
Emily Weitz
8.15.17
Rise Up

College Is for the Rich, Now More Than Ever

Higher education is increasingly out of reach for many low-income, working-class and middle-class Americans.
Kimberly Lawson
8.4.17
Impact Work

In 2017, College Affordability Is Far From a Reality in the US

State legislators are still hard at work developing creative programs to pump the breaks on student debt and increase accessibility to postsecondary programs.
Katelyn Harrop
8.2.17
Money

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
7.19.17
Stuff

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
9.5.16
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