Students rallied to protest Sallie Mae’s annual shareholder meeting—and a few actually got in.
Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Emily Crockett
How will YOU be affected? See our state-by-state analysis here.
Tell us why keeping the interest rate on student loans low is important to you, or how letting the interest rate double would impact you!
Posted Monday, June 3, 2013
In his new book, Dan Savage turns sex advice into politics, and vice versa.
President Obama urges young people to keep the pressure on Congress to prevent the Stafford loan rates from doubling July 1.
Posted Monday, June 3, 2013 by Naima Ramos-Chapman
More than 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school every year, but only 5 to 10 percent attend college, due to the costs of higher education.
Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 in Reporting by Anna Perina
To address student debt, a bold idea from the Education Trust: revamp the entire financial aid system to reroute tuition aid to student from middle- to low-income families.
Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 in Opinions by Michael Dannenberg and Mary Nguyen
Education debt impacts older generations of borrowers, too.
Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 by Emily Crockett
Students at Newtown High lend their voice—and letters—in efforts to move Congress to curb gun violence
Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Marc Peters
Though this year’s version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has been raising concerns about its faith-based exceptions, advocates see potential for progress in voluntary company action and cultural change.
Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Pauline Holdsworth
Low wages and high debt are a drag not just on teachers, but on the entire education system.
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Chris Lewis
While the Obamas opened lines of communication to young black grads during their commencement speeches at Morehouse and Bowie State Universities, they also revisited some troubling and tired rhetoric.
Interest rates on federal subsidized Stafford student loans are set to double July 1 from 3.4. percent to 6.8 percent. See how the various short- and long-term proposals to prevent the hike compare.
Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by Tobin Van Ostern with David A. Bergeron
This guide will help LGBTQ couples and parents understand how the ACA benefits LGBT people and their families.
Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by Heron Greenesmith, Andrew Cray, and Kellan Baker
Let this year’s Memorial Day be one full of union-made food and drink.
Tuesday’s hearing was the first of four the Education Department will hold this month to solicit feedback in advance of a negotiated-rule-making session on fraud in the student-aid programs. The negotiations are slated to begin in the fall, with final rules taking effect in 2015.
Posted Friday, May 24, 2013 by Naima Ramos-Chapman
We could have been great. But you, simply, are not a cheap date.
Posted Friday, May 24, 2013 in Journalism Network
House passes “simple” solution that would prevent the Stafford student loan interest rates from doubling in July, but at what cost to the millions of low- to middle-income students and families that depend on the federal loans?
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Naima Ramos-Chapman
The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) vote today approved a new resolution, and the organization will now allow for openly gay scouts, but there is a caveat.
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Anya Callahan