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.
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.