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.
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Kelly Peeler: Taking on the Goliath of student loans ... via text

Jan 10, 2020
"There's a market to be the David versus the Goliath that's already there ... I like being the David."
MoneyMentor founder, Kelly Peeler
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Giving the gift of less debt

Dec 17, 2019
Pillar lets friends and relatives make student loan payments as a holiday gift.
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More students from higher-income families taking out student loans

Dec 4, 2019
A new study finds that the percentage of students from middle and higher-income families who take out loans to get a bachelor’s degree has more than doubled in the last 20 years.
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Trump education official resigns, calls for student loan forgiveness

Oct 24, 2019
A. Wayne Johnson's proposal would forgive up to $50,000 in federal student loans per person
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70% of college students graduate with debt. How did we get here?

Sep 30, 2019
We look into the history of rising tuition and shrinking student aid.
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How do income share agreements work?

Aug 16, 2019
Supporters say ISAs could help solve the student loan crisis.
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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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A four-day workweek, good benefits, and a sense of pride: what American workers want from employers

Jun 3, 2019
Our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll surveyed American workers to find out what they value in the workplace and some of the challenges that they’re facing.
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Morehouse gift highlights philanthropy ... and black student debt

May 20, 2019
Billionaire tech investor Robert Smith surprised Morehouse graduates by promising to pay off their student loans. Black students are more likely than white students to graduate with student debt, according to research.
Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith pledged up to $40 million to pay off Morehouse College graduates' student loans at commencement on Sunday.
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