How Democrats killed Obama’s college savings plan
“It took a public backlash for the president to realize that taxing college savings plans was a bad idea. But withdrawing the proposal is not enough,” said House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
New Study Blasts College Tuition ‘Deception’
Given the disastrous consequences, why, then, do colleges and universities continue to spend so much on non-instructional ventures? Mussano and Iosue’s answer is blunt: “Because they can.”
Waking America Up to the Student Debt Bomb
Administration policy encourages graduates to hunt for non-profit, public interest jobs that qualify them for loan forgiveness after only ten years. The country emphatically does not need to tilt the playing field still more against working in the for-profit sector.
Automatic Payroll Withholding of Student Loan Debt Will Increase College Costs
Making it administratively easier to repay a loan does nothing to change whether taking the loan out is a good idea in the first place. Cumulative student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion, the bulk of which is represented by federal student loans.
As the Bubble Bursts, Opportunities for Reform
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the last two years have seen a substantive decrease (930,000) in the number of college enrollments nationally.
Forgive Us Our (Student Loan) Debts?
One of the programs designed to implement Obama’s vision for student loan forgiveness “privileges” (to use a term that’s all the rage these days) those who go on to work for the government or non-profit organizations.
How to Deal with Student Debt?
It never occurs to Ross or people like him that the problem of students who have amassed too much debt is entirely the result of government meddling.
$1.1 Trillion Student Loan Bubble? Not So Fast
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau attracted widespread attention in 2012, shortly after total student debt passed $1 trillion. The agency warned of the “uncanny” similarities between the state of the student loan industry and that of the subprime mortgage market before the housing bubble burst.
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.