The Truth About Higher Education And Student Loans

The Truth About Higher Education And Student Loans

Jul 29, 2016 | No Comments

Over the past twenty years, student debt has risen rapidly and now totals $1.3 trillion, the second largest category of consumer debt. With the rise in student debt, and the deep recession, defaults and delinquencies had also increased sharply, though over the past couple of years, they have stabilized and started to fall modestly. That’s […]

The student loan problem no one is talking about

The student loan problem no one is talking about

Jul 18, 2016 | No Comments

More than one-quarter of student loan borrowers have debt, but nothing to show for it.

What does cutting rates on student loans do?

Apr 17, 2016 | No Comments

Are lower interest rates the best route to a fairer, more effective student loan program? From the rhetoric heard in Congress and on the campaign trail, the answer appears to be “yes.” But both empirical evidence and economic theory show that lowering interest rates is a blunt, ineffective, and expensive tool for increasing schooling and […]

Should Anyone Be Eligible for Student Loans?

Should Anyone Be Eligible for Student Loans?

Mar 1, 2016 | No Comments

Supporters of ready access to loans say lenders shouldn’t get to pick who gets an education. Critics say we end up hurting the students we are trying to help.

What America Can Learn From Australia’s Student-Loan System

What America Can Learn From Australia’s Student-Loan System

Jan 7, 2016 | No Comments

“‘One great benefit of the Australian system is simplicity,’ said Andrew Norton, higher-education program director of the Grattan Institute, an Australian think tank. Australia offers one repayment option, unlike the myriad choices in the United States.”