10 Things I Hate About Student Loans

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10 Things I Hate About Student Loans

10 Things I Hate About Student Loans

Believe it or not, graduation season is creeping up. And that means it’s the time of year I’m reminded how much I hate what student loans have done to the financial health of our nation’s graduates. Unfortunately, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s latest report on debt and credit among U.S. households,... Read More

Inside the Student Loan Experiment Happening at Purdue

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Inside the Student Loan Experiment Happening at Purdue

Inside the Student Loan Experiment Happening at Purdue

It all started when Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University, got a crazy idea: What if the public college in West Lafayette, Indiana allowed students to apply for education funding in exchange for a chunk of their earnings? Purdue would be the first American university in 50 years to revisit the concept, known as an income-share agreement,... 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

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

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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 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?

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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 Wrong People Are Managing Your Student Loan Debt

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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

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