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The Best MBA Programs for Less Than $15K a Year

The Best MBA Programs for Less Than $15K a Year

The Best MBA Programs for Less Than $15K a Year

The master’s degree in business administration (MBA) is one of the traditional education choices for people seeking high-powered careers with a lot of earning potential. But MBAs aren’t cheap. A year of tuition at a top business school can easily exceed $50,000, and many programs last for two years. Given that students are highly likely... Read More

Corinthian Fined Nearly $1.2 Billion. Will Students Get Any of It?

Corinthian Fined Nearly $1.2 Billion. Will Students Get Any of It?

Corinthian Fined Nearly $1.2 Billion. Will Students Get Any of It?

Following lengthy investigations that precipitated its domino-like collapse, Corinthian Colleges was slapped with a massive fine for a slew of illegal practices, including false advertising to students and unlawful debt collection tactics. The latest judgment handed down from San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis E.A. Karnow this week goes on for 21 pages, outlining the ways... Read More

The Ethics & Immorality of the Federal Student Loan System

The Ethics & Immorality of the Federal Student Loan System

The Ethics & Immorality of the Federal Student Loan System

Is it possible for something to be ethical but immoral at the same time? Like most people, my students—to whom I ask this question every semester—don’t believe so, because they use the words interchangeably. That is, until my query inspires them to think about it on a deeper level. An action is ethical if it... Read More

What to Do If You Fall Behind on Your Student Loans

What to Do If You Fall Behind on Your Student Loans

What to Do If You Fall Behind on Your Student Loans

Q. I read your article “When student loans break the bank.” My student loans are past due because I suffered an injury and lost my job. My lender listed alternative repayment plans as you listed in the article, but I’m wondering if they would ever consider a settlement option to pay in full for a... Read More

The Wrong People Are Managing Your Student Loan Debt

The Wrong People Are Managing Your Student Loan Debt

The Wrong People Are Managing Your Student Loan Debt

Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) received some disturbing news on leap year day 2016. That’s when the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General officially informed the senators that it had determined that the Education Department had failed to properly audit certain student-loan serving companies’ compliances with the... Read More

What Would You Do to Be Free From Student Loan Debt?

What Would You Do to Be Free From Student Loan Debt?

What Would You Do to Be Free From Student Loan Debt?

If you want to get out of having to pay your student loan debt, you have very few options. Sure, there are student loan forgiveness programs, and maybe you could get your employer to help you repay the debt, but for the most part, you’re stuck with those loans until you make the very last payment. For... Read More

We’re Obsessed With This Rap About Student Loans. Here’s Why

We’re Obsessed With This Rap About Student Loans. Here’s Why

We’re Obsessed With This Rap About Student Loans. Here’s Why

Attention student loan debtors: You now have an anthem. After going into student loan default and eventually paying back his debt, rapper Dee-1 memorialized his triumph by composing “Sallie Mae Back,” a celebratory rap and accompanying music video that captures the ups and downs of education debt. After a week on YouTube, “Sallie Mae Back”... Read More

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