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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
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.