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Grad students will receive billions in debt forgiveness

by Justin Ho 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.
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One idea to pay off student debt: use your retirement account

by Justin Ho 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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70% of college students graduate with debt. How did we get here?

by Samantha Fields Sep 30, 2019
We look into the history of rising tuition and shrinking student aid.
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Middle-class families are struggling to pay for college

by Rose Conlon and David Brancaccio Sep 24, 2019
"Indebted" delves into how the college affordability gap defines middle class life in America.
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How did you pay for college?

by Samantha Fields 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

by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez 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

by Mitchell Hartman 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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Some Americans age 50 and older still paying student loans

by Erika Beras May 28, 2019
For some, student loan payments continue for decades.
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Is that student debt really worth the burden?

by Ben Bradford Apr 12, 2019
More than 40% of millennials and Gen Xers say they don't think so.
Nearly 300,000 students attended HBCUs in 2015.
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White House proposes caps on federal student loan borrowing

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 19, 2019
As college tuition and student debt continue to rise, the White House is proposing reforms to student loan policy.
Are you weighed down by student debt?
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