Diligent viewers of CNN and MSNBC this weekend might have seen, in the crowd at Washington University, a young man holding up a sign that read “STUDENT DEBT SUCKS VENMO @ ALBERTWU97.” I caught him Sunday afternoon during an MSNBC broadcast and, having already trudged through hours of punditry, found him a wonderful…
A fun fact about earning capacity, according to the Center for American Progress: 30-year-olds today make about as much, on average, as 30-year-olds did in 1984, “despite the facts that they are 50 percent more likely to have finished college and that they work in an economy that is 70 percent more productive.”
Women have made vast strides in education, but research suggests it takes them longer to pay off their student loans than it does for men. My, my, whatever might be happening here?
Like her husband President Barack Obama and his dad jeans, First Lady Michelle Obama is very savvy at playing the uncool-but-sorta-still-cool parent. On Thursday, the FLOTUS took her swag to the next level with a college endorsement rap video… where she rhymed… in a booth… in the White House.
Federal Student Aid, the part of the U.S. Department of Education that puts out FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid), sent out a tweet Tuesday evening that a. people paid attention to and b. they did not enjoy.
Six years after the economy shit the bed, let's check in with the "Boomerang kids." If you guessed "long-term cultural trend" rather than "recessionary blip" sometime back in 2010—ding ding ding! You're a winner! Your prize is this wadded-up copy of the Wall Street Journal full of dead bugs.
Thanks to heavily lobbied-for changes to laws governing debt collection, student loans don't vanish after the loan holders declare bankruptcy. Nor do they vanish when the loan holder dies. Some loan companies have policies in place that erase student debt accrued by a deceased person; others do not. And the ones that…