See Thru Edu is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

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.

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.

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.

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.