The College Financial Counselor in Your Pocket
More and more students are becoming aware of scholarship opportunities and loan options, but they need help on the whole road to graduation. If the first step is helping students realize they can afford college, the second—and equally important—is building their knowledge of how to make it through.
This kind of idiocy and manipulation is inevitable when dreams go uncurbed by reality. It will happen when we give people easy escapes from responsibility. And it will only aggravate the sour morale of people who didn’t make such mistakes when they see the fruits of bad behavior shuffled onto their shoulders.
Student Debt Crisis: The Recession Started It; Colleges Sustain It; And Politicians Make It Worse
Before 2008, student loan debt wasn’t considered a crisis worthy of national attention. What happened?
The Newly Updated Help-That-Hurts List
For several years I have maintained an informal list of studies finding that funds from government student aid programs are in one way or another “captured” by colleges, universities, or someone other than the students whom the money is supposed to help.
Amid Campus Protests, Universities Worry About . . . Fundraising
Growing numbers of Americans now deem college costs to have exceeded the value of a bachelor’s degree. If campus unrest spreads, and administrators show themselves to be unable or unwilling to restore a rigorous learning environment on campus, how long will already-skeptical supporters continue to donate?
Angry About Student Loan Explosion? Blame Federal Government
A major new study suggests that the federal government isn’t the solution of the student loan crisis; it is the problem.
Explaining The College Affordability Crisis—By Blaming Its Victims
It is the people, living under the economic malaise known as the “New Normal,” who have been forced over roughly the last decade to learn to do more with less. Is it unreasonable, then, that the people might expect our universities to make the same sacrifices?
Rasputin Loan Program?
It has just been reported that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate education committee, will move to revive Perkins for two more years.
The Delusionary “Public Service Loan Forgiveness” Program
We either all deserve a special 10-year loan forgiveness program, or none of us do.
Higher Ed Problems “God’s Will or Somebody Else’s Fault”
Today, for-profits are still high on the blame list, but accreditors seem to be rising to meet them.