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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
May 19, 2015
This Is What Happens When You Slash Funding for Public Universities
Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.
April 28, 2015
Elizabeth Warren Slams the Education Department for Failing Student Borrowers
"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.
April 14, 2015
Why Are Political Groups Pretending to Be Debt Collectors?
More and more, mainstream political campaigns are dressing up fundraising pleas with the scary language of collection agencies.
April 11, 2015
15 Questions Hillary Clinton Should Answer Right Now
As Clinton launches her second presidential bid, serious questions remain about her positions on key economic and foreign policy issues.
March 30, 2015
The Campaign to Refuse Student Debt Is About to Kick Into Overdrive
Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.
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March 23, 2015
It’s Time to End Tuition at Public Universities—and Abolish Student Debt
In America today, people owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. But there’s a simple and elegant way to end this travesty.
March 6, 2015
The University of Tennessee Is Being Lauded as a Higher-Ed Role Model—Just Not for Its Workers
The Tennessee governor’s budget will subsidize students’ college tuition with cuts to college workers’ benefits.
February 25, 2015
What Happens if You Refuse to Pay Off Your Student Debt?
Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that.
October 15, 2014
Should You Go to College?
Does higher education in America offer young women a ticket to the middle class—or entrench class divisions that are only getting wider?
September 22, 2014
American Education Is Leaving Our Youth With a Debt Sentence
How for-profit colleges are allowing Wall Street investors to cash in, at students’ expense.