student debt


Does the American dream still exist?

Oct 30, 2015
People shared with us stories about their financial anxieties.
Posted In: Anxiety Index, Economy, student debt, American dream

For-profit schools see a rise in student loan default

Sep 18, 2015
A Brookings study uses U.S. Treasury data to see where the debt is coming from.
Posted In: for-profit colleges, student debt
Average college tuition has increased 234 percent since 1993.

Don't blame millennials for their financial woes

Aug 3, 2015
One NYT writer says that older generations have contributed to their economic situation.
Posted In: millennials, finances, student debt, baby boomers
Left, WGBH reporter Kirk Carapezza interviews elementary school students in Essen, Germany.

Learning how the Germans learn

Apr 9, 2015
Behind the scenes of WGBH's series on the German higher-education system.
Posted In: Germany, german college, German economy, higher education, german schools, college costs, student loans, student debt, Reporter's Notebook
Germany university classes are often larger than in America, to help cut costs in the taxpayer-funded higher education system.

We’ll take higher taxes over college tuition

Apr 2, 2015
Our listeners appear to agree with the German approach to higher education.
Posted In: Germany, higher education, college costs, student debt, student loans
Jay Malone is capitalizing on Germany's push to recruit international students by helping Americans who want to study there.

American students head to Germany for free college

Apr 1, 2015
More American students are getting degrees in other countries with free college.
Posted In: Germany, university, public schools, German economy, education funding, education costs, student debt, student loans, college costs
Students at the University of Heidelberg go to college tuition-free, and spend more time worrying about grades than student loan debt.

How German higher education controls costs

Mar 31, 2015
What America can learn from taxpayers who foot the bill for free university.
Posted In: Germany, German economy, college costs, student loans, student debt, college tuition, Education
Students at historically black colleges such as Clark Atlanta are feeling the burden of 2011 changes to a federal loan program. New requirements for federal parent PLUS loans means fewer HBCU students now qualify.

Change to PLUS loan program hits HBCUs hard

Oct 28, 2014
Some schools have seen enrollments drop by more than 10 percent.
Posted In: Parent PLUS, HBCUs, student debt

Student loan default rates don't tell the whole story

Sep 23, 2014
Colleges can game the system to hide their students’ problems with debt.
Posted In: student debt, student loans, default

You can refinance a car, but not a student loan

Jun 4, 2014
A bill was introduced that allows students to re-finance their student loans.
Posted In: federal student loans, student debt, refinance