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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
January 29, 2021
Why I Joined the Jubilee 100 Student Debt Strike
I strike not only for myself and my children but for all Black women and their children weighed down by predatory, unjust debts.
January 18, 2021
Bye, Betsy — and Good Riddance
DeVos leaves behind a trail of cruelties for the Biden administration to correct. Addressing student debt and Title IX changes would be a start.
January 5, 2021
How Biden Can Help End the Country’s Debt Crisis
Right now, Americans are drowning in debt.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 4, 2021
The Case for Wide-Scale Debt Relief
Student loans, medical debt, mortgage payments, rent, and municipal debt should all be reduced or eliminated outright.
November 20, 2020
It’s Not Just Students Drowning in Debt. Colleges Are Too!
When universities have to borrow just to keep the doors open, bankers and rating agencies call the shots.
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September 30, 2020
Too Many Young Voters Are Drowning in Student Debt
More than 44 million Americans hold student loan debt. For many, the candidate with a plan for debt relief gets their vote.
July 20, 2020
We’re in a Pandemic. Cancel Student Debt Now.
Student borrowers say that congressional relief has been woefully insufficient. And they’re terrified facing its end in September.
April 23, 2020
Here’s How the CARES Act Impacts Your Student Loans
Though it includes some relief for student loan borrowers, it’s hardly enough. And advocates are fighting for more.
March 18, 2020
Now Is the Time to Cancel Student Debt
Maintaining the persistent burden of student debt is a recipe for economic disaster for millions of everyday people.
November 21, 2019
Student Loan Borrowers Need More Protection—and California Is Leading the Way
Lawmakers in California have put forward the first legislation of its kind that would create clear, enforceable protections against abuses by student loan companies.