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Rising tuition means higher debt burdens for students, but the job market remains weak, especially for students from lower-tier schools.

Should law schools pay if students don't get jobs?

Jul 29, 2015
Tuition and debt keep rising. Grads from non-elite schools face a weak market.
Posted In: Legal education, federal student loans, Law, loan student debt
Graduates of Bowie State University put messages on their mortarboard hats during the school's graduation ceremony.

Average college student debt on the rise

Nov 13, 2014
But the people with the really big debt loads are not the ones to worry about.
Posted In: college tuition, education costs, loan student debt

Rising numbers of seniors are paying off student loans

Sep 16, 2014
Between 2004 and 2010, the number of seniors with student loan debt quadrupled.
Posted In: loan student debt, senior citizens, debt

What's college worth anyway?

Sep 5, 2014
The difference between income inequality and wealth inequality is key.
Posted In: higher education, loan student debt, inequality

Obama, Tumblr, and student debt

Jun 10, 2014
President Barack Obama will be talking student debt on Tumblr.
Posted In: loan student debt, tumblr, Barack Obama

President Obama aims to reduce burden of student loans

Jun 9, 2014
The president wants more people to be eligible for income-based repayment plans
Posted In: loan student debt, Barack Obama

Is higher education a right?

May 11, 2012
The value of outstanding student loans in America just past the $1 trillion mark, we sat down with economists Robert Reich and Neal McCluskey to discuss America's newest crisis.
Posted In: loan student debt, crisis, reich, mccluskey, education costs

In the spotlight: Senior student debt

Apr 6, 2012
People age 60 and older owe more than $36 billion in student loans. Tess discusses the latest debt bubble with Marketplace Education correspondent Amy Scott.
Posted In: debt, loan student debt, senior citizen, elderly

Qualified expenses and 529 plans

Apr 4, 2012
We have a 529 plan and also the option to take out a subsidized Stafford loan. Does it make sense to take out the loan and leave the 529 money alone, then pay off the Stafford loan after graduation? (I'm thinking that the 529 would still collect interest for a few more years, while there is now interest on the loan for a few more years.) Thank you! Gabrielle, St, Paul, MN
Posted In: 529 college savings plan, loan student debt, colleges

Student loan debt soars to record level

Mar 6, 2012
The amount U.S. graduates owe on education loans could become a bigger drag on the economy than the nation's total credit card debt.
Posted In: Education, loan student debt