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College tuition news and analysis from The Nation
September 27, 2022
Student Debt Cancellation Will Help Rural Communities Too
Critics of Biden’s forgiveness plan falsely call it a wealth transfer to the “urban elite.” In 2020, nearly 6.5 million rural Americans owed an average of $35,000 in student loan debt.
September 7, 2022
Colleges Are in Debt, but Students Pay for It
Cuts to public funding have passed universities’ financial burden on to students through rising tuition and fees. Should President Biden cancel campus debt too?
June 28, 2022
We Need Less Harvard, Not More
Expanding enrollment at Ivy League institutions won’t solve inequality or fix our broken education system.
June 1, 2022
We’re So Close to a Win Against the Student Debt Crisis
With the 2022 midterm elections on the horizon, now is the best time for Biden to fulfill his campaign promise and cancel student debt.
March 11, 2022
The Voices Silenced by Student Debt
Payments are set to restart for millions of people who are still struggling to recover from the pandemic. This series brings their stories directly into the spotlight.
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December 22, 2021
How Students Seized The Year
It’s been another tumultuous, traumatic year, but young people continue to organize.
August 18, 2021
What Is College Really Worth?
As the price of college goes up and the value of a degree goes down, are students being given a fair deal?
May 5, 2021
Student Debt Is Devastating American Families—Here’s How
Advocates collected thousands of responses from borrowers across the country, and their stories show just how debilitating student debt has become.
April 26, 2021
¿Quiere arreglar la brecha racial de riqueza? Comience cancelando la deuda estudiantil.
Quiero imaginar un futuro mejor, al igual que lo hicieron mis padres. Pero no debería venir con ataduras abrumadoras.
April 26, 2021
Want to Fix the Racial Wealth Gap? Start By Canceling Student Debt.
I want to imagine a better future, just as my parents did. But it shouldn’t come with overwhelming strings attached.