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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
July 31, 2018
Don’t Be a Goofball…
Health care for all? Free college? Those are just a bunch of absurd fantasies!
June 19, 2018
Americans Are Drowning in Student-Loan Debt. The US Should Forgive All of It.
No young person should be condemned to debt for pursuing the higher education or technical training that virtually everyone agrees is vital to this nation’s future.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 9, 2018
What Do Debt-Free College Plans Actually Mean for Students?
As states across the country roll out programs to increase access to higher education, are students really getting a fair deal?
April 5, 2018
Why Are New York’s Public Funds Going to For-Profit College Tuition?
Despite being under intense regulatory scrutiny, for-profit colleges have still been making use of New York’s tuition assistance program.
March 19, 2018
‘Sick With Worry’: A GOP Bill to Eliminate Public-Service Loan Forgiveness Threatens Social-Work Sector
Ending the loan-forgiveness program would disproportionately hurt women.
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November 14, 2017
The GOP Tax Bill Is Bad for Students
Young people are buried under the weight of student-loan debt. The Republican tax proposal would bury them far deeper still.
September 15, 2017
Betsy DeVos Is Helping Education Profiteers Rip Off Students
Left for dead under Obama, the industry is suddenly getting everything it wants.
June 15, 2017
Betsy DeVos Moves to Help For-Profit Schools Defraud Students
The Education Department just froze two key protections for students.
May 4, 2017
After I Graduate, How Likely Will It Be That I Follow My Dreams? Not Very.
With massive debt loads and scant institutional support, college is not set up for first-generation, low-income students to succeed.
April 4, 2017
Why I Introduced the College for All Act
There’s nothing normal about graduating with massive student-loan debt.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal