All Articles on Student Debt

Sens. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led a group of Democrats in introducing a resolution on student loan cancellation. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdmc/21502010111">Senate Democrats</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
With Eye on Biden Victory, Warren and Schumer Unveil Plan to Cancel Up to $50,000 for Federal Student Loan Borrowers
"Broadly cancelling student loan debt would be a game-changer for millions of people in this country and a lifeline when they desperately need it."
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"Even before the pandemic, the exorbitant cost of higher education was holding our country back. That’s especially true now." (Image: via Inequality.org/IPS) Views
Why the Stimulus Deal Should Include Free College
With youth unemployment and student debt skyrocketing, young people need free higher education.
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Even before the pandemic, the exorbitant cost of higher education was holding our country back. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Bernie Sanders Is Right, Now Is the Time for Free College
With youth unemployment and student debt skyrocketing, young people need free higher education.
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Audience members hold signs during the BET special "Young, Gifted, and Broke: Our Student Loan Crisis" on September 10, 2019 at Howard Theater in Washington, D.C. News
101 Organizations Call on Congress to Enact $1.5 Trillion Student Debt Jubilee as Part of Covid-19 Relief
"This is a time to be bold."
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, D.C. on August 16, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Huge Win': Court Orders DeVos to Cancel Loans for Mass. Students Defrauded by Corinthian Colleges
State Attorney General Maura Healey said the victory will benefit the mostly Black and Latinx students who were "targeted by a predatory for-profit school and abandoned by Secretary DeVos and the Trump administration."
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Cancellation of student debt would also boost the broader economy by creating a huge financial stimulus. (Photo: YouTube/screenshot) Views
Instead of Bailing Out For-Profit Colleges, Congress Should Cancel Student Debt
Lifting student debt burdens would particularly benefit people of color, while giving the economy a major boost.
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Demanding End to 'Failed Billionaire-Backed' Policies, 200+ Teachers and Activists Urge Biden to Go Bold on Public Education
"The public health and economic emergencies resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have only made public education more vulnerable. It is no exaggeration to say that the future of public education itself is at stake."
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'A New Low': Betsy DeVos Sued for Garnishing Wages of Nearly 300,000 Student Loan Borrowers During Pandemic
"The Trump administration is taking money from borrowers who are living on the edge of poverty, in the middle of a pandemic, and in violation of the law."
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Even before the coronavirus crisis upended our economy and sent millions all at once into unemployment, student loan debt threatened the economic security of every borrower.(Photo: YouTube/screenshot) Views
Canceling Student Loan Debt Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do—It Makes Economic Sense
Forty-five million Americans hold a whopping $1.6 trillion in student loan debt. Eight million of those individuals have defaulted on their loans.
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Working-Class Students Doing Double Duty During Coronavirus
CUNY students struggling to complete their current courses under stressful conditions, while also working to provide for themselves and their families, exemplify preexisting inequities that the unprecedented pandemic have only amplified.
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