Texas Comptroller Susan Combs Issues Report on Student Loan Debt and Rising Tuition Costs
Financial experts say student loan debt could significantly reduce economic activity and demand for mortgage credit and negatively impact the broader economy by inhibiting entrepreneurship and the creation of small businesses.
Are Colleges Using Their Space Wisely?
Through incentivizing universities both to maximize their use of existing space and to offer additional courses online, the Texas legislature would go no small way toward ensuring a more affordable college education for Texas students and therewith smaller student-debt loads.
Oh Yes, There’s Evidence Aid Fuels Inflation
Would most students pay current college prices without aid? I doubt many people of any political stripe would say “sure thing”; they know aid is baked into the price.
What Do Last Week’s Election Results Mean for Texas Higher Education?
Nationally, tuitions have increased on average 440 percent in the past quarter century—faster than the increases seen in both the Consumer Price Index and health care costs over the same period.
What Will Republicans Do about Higher Ed’s Big Problem?
. . . [B]y far the biggest problem in American higher education is massive subsidization, and at the federal level that primarily means subsidizing students.
Speaking of Unconstitutional, Here Comes the CFPB!
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how rule by bureaucrats – an utterly unconstitutional and dangerous form of government – was afflicting higher education, though the Ivory Tower had brought much of it on itself.
Gamble: Despite Declining Enrollments, Colleges Resume Spending Spree
Most aging academics worry about global warming (or its recent nonexistence), income inequality, or perhaps even erectile dysfunction, but I fret about the Higher Education Price Index.
How ‘Gentle’ Repayment Terms for Student Loans Hurt Everybody
It’s just inevitable – any time the government decides to be generous with taxpayer money, interest groups will start scheming for ways to maximize their take, and politicians will start scheming to get the most political advantage they can from it.
When It Comes to Student Loans, It’s All Political
Writing in the Wall Street Journal last week, the American Enterprise Institute’s Andrew Kelly and Kevin James were almost certainly right: the fleeting return of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) bill to furnish lower rates on existing student loans – both federal and private – was largely politically driven.