Would canceling $10,000 in student debt really help that much?

Nov 23, 2020
Comprehensive policy is crucial in solving the student debt crisis, experts say, but $10,000 of debt forgiveness could actually do a lot to help the people who need it most right now.
President-elect Joe Biden expressed support for student debt forgiveness up to $10,000 at a press conference on Nov. 16 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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The student debt crisis hits Black Americans the hardest

Aug 17, 2020
How systemic racism fueled the student debt crisis for Black borrowers.
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What does Trump's order on student loans actually mean for borrowers?

Aug 13, 2020
The president over the weekend signed a memorandum extending the current payment pause and interest waiver for most federal student loans through the end of the year.
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Grad students will receive billions in debt forgiveness

Feb 13, 2020
The CBO released a report this week estimating that over the next decade, the federal government will forgive $207 billion in student loans.
A student walking on the University of California, Los Angeles, campus.
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One idea to pay off student debt: use your retirement account

Dec 5, 2019
Senator Rand Paul wants to allow people to use retirement accounts to pay off student debt, tax- and penalty-free.
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Middle-class families are struggling to pay for college

Sep 24, 2019
"Indebted" delves into how the college affordability gap defines middle class life in America.
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Jul 22, 2019
We're thinking about the evolution of student debt, generation to generation, and we'd like to hear from you.
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California seeks ways to solve student homelessness

Jun 12, 2019
Despite a deepening crisis, not everybody is on board short-term fixes involving parking lots.
Cameron Jones, 26, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan, prepares to sleep in a Safe Parking LA location near the Veteran's Affairs Los Angeles Healthcare Center in Los Angeles, California, February 11, 2019.
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Scrimping and saving to attend college debt-free

Jun 10, 2019
One-third of students don't borrow. Some of them would qualify for federal loans, but want to enter the job market debt-free.
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