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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
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.
November 7, 2019
Debt Is Holding Black Americans Hostage
To break free, we need an honest conversation about reparations and forgiveness on a mass scale.
October 30, 2019
Colleges Should Not Have to Have Food Pantries
With no federal assistance in sight, colleges are scrambling to fill the void with food pantries, loans, vouchers and other interventions. But the patchwork approach only goes so far.
October 28, 2019
These Students Want to Know: Where’s Their Tuition Money Going?
Public universities across the country are increasing tuition, but students aren’t seeing any of the promised benefits.
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September 27, 2019
The Good (Free Tuition!), the Bad (Student Debt), & the Ugly (DeVos’s DOE) in Higher Ed
The Trump administration is now rewarding the worst actors—but great new policies are being rolled out at the state level.
September 20, 2019
The Student Debt Problem Is a Family Crisis
More and more parents are ending up trapped between what they feel is a moral obligation toward higher education and their financial reality.
August 1, 2019
The Democratic Debates Are an Unprecedented Moment for Americans With Student Debt
The Democratic presidential proposals represent a dramatic shift in the nationwide discussion about tuition costs and student loan debt.
March 7, 2019
A CFPB Official Who Quit in Protest Will Testify About the Bureau’s ‘Incompetence’
Seth Frotman has tough words for CFPB’s political leadership, and big ideas on how to solve the student-debt crisis.
December 11, 2018
Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women.
A new report shows that student debt doesn’t just recreate class divides—it reflects the country’s gender gap.