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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
College

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
Graduates

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

The student-debt burden: online vs traditional schools

Jun 4, 2014
Students who graduate from purely online programs may leave with more debt
Posted In: Online classes, student debt

What to do when you can't pay for college

May 2, 2014
Saving for college is a priority for many parents, but sometimes life gets in the way. What do you do with zero savings?
Posted In: college, Paying for college, student debt
A health-care reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at an Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair at California's Pasadena City College in 2013.

Deciphering financial aid offers for college

Apr 25, 2014
If a financial aid package looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Posted In: student loans, financial aid, student debt

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