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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
June 19, 2016
The Victims of For-Profit Education Are Creating a Debtors’ Movement
The entire for-profit education model is predatory and financially unstable, and exploits students’ dreams of a college education.
May 9, 2016
For-Profit Colleges Have Found a New Way to Hoodwink Their Students
Read this before you sign anything.
March 18, 2016
Yale Is Depriving Graduate Students of Their Rights
The neoliberal university places an emphasis on corporate power rather than free inquiry.
February 18, 2016
Want Debt-Free College? Tax the Rich.
A 1 percent tax on concentrated wealth would erase student debt over a decade and bring the cost of public higher education to zero.
December 2, 2015
How Debt Collectors Ruin Lives
They can dock your pay and ruin your credit—and the industry has only grown in recent years.
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November 16, 2015
The University of North Carolina’s New President Should Scare Anyone Who Cares About Higher Ed
Margaret Spellings is a Karl Rove protégé who calls students “customers,” and now she’s in charge of the state’s prestigious public university system.
September 23, 2015
If You Owe Student-Loan Debt, the Government Can Garnish Your Social Security Benefits
Join our campaign to demand relief for thousands of Social Security recipients still struggling to pay off their student loans.
September 21, 2015
Why Is College So Expensive if Professors Are Paid So Little?
These are educational professionals, and they need to be compensated like they are.
September 16, 2015
The University of Texas Just Handed Out a $6 Million Golden Parachute
The nation’s biggest college sports program just paid its new director $6 million to quit.
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.