student loan debt

democratic debates

Millennial Candidates Flex Their Relatability: I, Too, Have College Debt

But Swalwell and Buttigieg split over what to do about the student debt crisis.
Morgan Baskin
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Wants to Wipe Out All Student Loan Debt

"If we could bail out Wall Street, we sure as hell can reduce student debt in this country."
Tim Marcin
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

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
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
student loans

Betsy DeVos is forcing scammed students to repay loans for meaningless degrees

What will happen to students defrauded by for-profit colleges? The Department of Education revealed it is no longer forgiving loans for scammed students under an Obama-era program.
Christina Sterbenz
Rise Up

POC College Grads Are Challenging Disproportionate Student Loan Debt

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

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
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