The price of a college education, even at public universities, is out of control, causing many Americans to question whether college degrees pay off.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has quickly been subsumed into the Trump administration, and banks, student-loan agencies and payday lenders are the winners.
The Education Department says payments to those defrauded by for-profit colleges may be cut by 60 percent under a plan to provide only partial forgiveness on some claims.
To get fair credit terms, students need to know their rights and mobilize. They can demand better terms through state-owned banks.
Higher education has been transformed from a public service into a lucrative cash cow for private investors.
The Nobel Prize-winning economist joins Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss the president's $4.1 trillion budget, which was unveiled Tuesday.
After an investigation into the state’s student loan program, Gov. Chris Christie signed a reform bill ending its most onerous practice.
Student debt is an industry worth $140 billion a year. And it got that way because the federal government relinquished control over the student loan program.
The New York Times editorial board released a depressing report recently on the bleak job prospects faced by high school students graduating this year, a situation it traces to consistent political failures in recent times.