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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
August 10, 2022
What’s Next for the Student Debt Cancellation Movement?
With President Biden announcing his decision on student debt relief soon, advocates for forgiveness are ready to celebrate, reflect, and continue the fight.
June 17, 2022
Why Canceling Student Debt Should Be a Universal Benefit
The lesson from the Corinthian debt strikers: Should President Biden cancel student loan debt, it should be done without making debtors jump through hoops.
June 14, 2022
The Growing Campus Gender Gap
Why are there fewer men than women in college today?
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.
April 25, 2022
Americans Can’t Afford More Student Loan Payments
Though Biden has extended the payment pause through August, over 5 million people will face serious financial risk once it expires.
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April 12, 2022
The Student Debt Crisis? It’s Infinitely Worse for Black Women.
Black women sit at the intersection of racism and misogyny, so it’s not surprising they have the highest loan burden. But the scope of the disparity is shocking.
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.
February 22, 2022
It’s Time for Young People to Demand a Solution to the Student Debt Crisis
Student body leaders representing over 1 million people recently urged President Biden to cancel student debt. Now is the moment to join them.
January 10, 2022
The Front Lines of Omicron
With the pandemic returning to a state of emergency, we need to finally fix what was already broken in our society.
January 5, 2022
Biden Is Still Refusing to Cancel Student Debt
In spite of his campaign promises to the contrary, the president is dragging his feet on lifting a burden weighing on millions of Americans.