student loans


The organizations that lend student money aren't the real lenders.

Why relaxing terms on student loans could backfire

Sep 24, 2015
Letting borrowers off the hook could be bad for the whole market.
Posted In: student loans, debt, Economy, forgiveness, lending, sallies mae, whiteboard
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

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

Your Wallet: Redesigning student financial aid

Sep 22, 2014
Student loans can be a big burden on graduates. How would you re-create it?
Posted In: student loans, financial aid, college

Students and families are borrowing less for college

Jul 31, 2014
Higher education isn't getting cheaper, but how families pay for it is changing.
Posted In: student loans, sallie mae, college costs

Payback time for student-loan scams?

Jul 14, 2014
The Illinois Attorney General claims debt-settlement companies fleeced students
Posted In: student loans

Surprising data on student loans

Jun 24, 2014
Today's Brooking report shows that graduates are worse off than undergrads.
Posted In: student loans, college tuition