The Student Loan Default Rate Is Way Worse Than You Think

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The Student Loan Default Rate Is Way Worse Than You Think

The Student Loan Default Rate Is Way Worse Than You Think

The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Mitchell recently authored an article in which he calls attention to the roughly 16% student loan debt default rate, as measured in terms of number of borrowers. That data point, by itself, is extraordinarily high. In proper context, it’s calamitous. At $125 billion in aggregate value, these defaulted loans represent... Read More

The Teen Who Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

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The Teen Who Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

The Teen Who Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

The Ivy League universities are notoriously hard to get into, but that didn’t stop one New Yorker from applying to all eight. Long shot, right? Apparently not. August Uwamanzu-Nna from Long Island, New York was accepted to the eight Ivy League schools— Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale — as... Read More

10 Cities With Affordable Off-Campus Housing

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10 Cities With Affordable Off-Campus Housing

10 Cities With Affordable Off-Campus Housing

Being a college student today can be tough. Beyond concerns about classes and friends, there are student loans and housing to worry about. The latter is especially troublesome, as many colleges are packed to the rafters and can’t afford to house every student. And even when they can, costs aren’t guaranteed to be cheap; one... Read More

7 Ways to Pay for College Without Student Loans

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7 Ways to Pay for College Without Student Loans

7 Ways to Pay for College Without Student Loans

College isn’t cheap — and the price continues to rise year after year. Student loans are the first place most prospective students look to, but they are not always necessarily the right option. Federal student loans can cover the bulk of college costs, but they may not foot the entire bill for some students. And when... Read More

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