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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Dec 14, 2018. 12 comments

Betsy DeVos Lost a Court Battle and Is Finally Canceling $150 Million in Student Debt 

Betsy DeVos Lost a Court Battle and Is Finally Canceling $150 Million in Student Debt 

The Education Department will erase about $150 million in student debt, begrudgingly applying an Obama-era protection that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had attempted to dismantle.

In July 2017, attorneys general from 18 states and Washington, DC sued DeVos for delaying the implementation of an Obama-era rule, called the Borrower Defense to Repayment rule, that helped students who had been...

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Hillary Crosley Coker Hillary Crosley Coker Apr 04, 2018. 13 comments

Watch FLOTUS Michelle Obama Rap For You If You Promise to Go to College

Watch FLOTUS Michelle Obama Rap For You If You Promise to Go to College

Like her husband President Barack Obama and his dad jeans, First Lady Michelle Obama is very savvy at playing the uncool-but-sorta-still-cool parent. On Thursday, the FLOTUS took her swag to the next level with a college endorsement rap video… where she rhymed… in a booth… in the White House.

Malia and Sasha probably love it, right?

“If you wanna fly jets, you should go to college....

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Oct 06, 2017. 11 comments

Meet Albert Wu, the Washington University Freshman Who Wants You to Venmo His Student Debt

Meet Albert Wu, the Washington University Freshman Who Wants You to Venmo His Student Debt

Diligent viewers of CNN and MSNBC this weekend might have seen, in the crowd at Washington University, a young man holding up a sign that read “STUDENT DEBT SUCKS VENMO @ ALBERTWU97.” I caught him Sunday afternoon during an MSNBC broadcast and, having already trudged through hours of punditry, found him a wonderful distraction from the tedium. It was compelling enough that I donated five...

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Hillary Crosley Coker Hillary Crosley Coker Aug 18, 2017. 24 comments

Millennials are Well-Educated and Paid Like Shit 

Millennials are Well-Educated and Paid Like Shit 

A fun fact about earning capacity, according to the Center for American Progress: 30-year-olds today make about as much, on average, as 30-year-olds did in 1984, “despite the facts that they are 50 percent more likely to have finished college and that they work in an economy that is 70 percent more productive.”

The Center for American Progress lays out the way the economic downturn, slow...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Aug 18, 2017. 19 comments

It Takes Women Even Longer to Pay Off Their Student Loans

It Takes Women Even Longer to Pay Off Their Student Loans

Women have made vast strides in education, but research suggests it takes them longer to pay off their student loans than it does for men. My, my, whatever might be happening here?

That’s according to a report by the American Association of University Women, picked up by Bloomberg Businessweek. The numbers are especially tough for women of color:

On average, women who graduated college in...

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Hannah Gold Hannah Gold Aug 17, 2017. 24 comments

Saturday Night Social: Nicki Minaj Is Launching a Charity to Pay Off Even More Tuition and Student Loan Fees

Saturday Night Social: Nicki Minaj Is Launching a Charity to Pay Off Even More Tuition and Student Loan Fees

After promising several fans on Twitter last week that she’d cover their student loans, college tuition fees, and school supply costs, the beneficent Nicki Minaj posted on Instagram on Friday that she’d made eight of those payments that day and intended to go on another shopping spree to free fans from student debt sometime in the next two months.

Minaj also announced that she’ll be launching...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Aug 17, 2017. 16 comments

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos For Delaying Student Loan Fraud Protections

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos For Delaying Student Loan Fraud Protections

Democratic attorneys general from Washington D.C. and 18 states, including Delaware, New York, and Hawaii, are suing the Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a recent decision to freeze Obama-era regulations that protect student borrowers from predatory for-profit colleges.

The rules, known as the Borrower’s Defense Regulations, were announced last fall and were...

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