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College tuition news and analysis from The Nation
August 13, 2015
Are Graduate Students ‘Workers’?
Not according to a new ruling against students at the New School.
July 15, 2015
Why Is It So Hard for Corinthian Students to Get Their Promised Debt Relief?
Many former students of the disgraced diploma mill remain in a financial straitjacket, lacking the resources and legal savvy to navigate an opaque relief process.
June 24, 2015
Bobby Jindal Broke Louisiana So Badly That Even the GOP Doesn’t Want Him
Inevitability is just about the only thing animating Jindal’s presidential bid.
June 22, 2015
June 22, 1944: FDR Signs the GI Bill
We like to remember the GI Bill of Rights as non-partisan, but we forget the fierce opposition the bill faced from segregationist Southern Democrats.
May 19, 2015
This Is What Happens When You Slash Funding for Public Universities
Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.
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May 7, 2015
Why Restoring Hope in Baltimore Depends on Making College Affordable
Rather than promoting mobility, the broken college financing system is ensuring that inequality gets passed down from one generation to the next.
March 30, 2015
The Campaign to Refuse Student Debt Is About to Kick Into Overdrive
Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.
March 23, 2015
It’s Time to End Tuition at Public Universities—and Abolish Student Debt
In America today, people owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. But there’s a simple and elegant way to end this travesty.
March 6, 2015
The University of Tennessee Is Being Lauded as a Higher-Ed Role Model—Just Not for Its Workers
The Tennessee governor’s budget will subsidize students’ college tuition with cuts to college workers’ benefits.
February 25, 2015
What Happens if You Refuse to Pay Off Your Student Debt?
Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that.