Research + News | Topic: Debt
Jul 11, 2022
Is College Worth It? Americans Say They Value Higher Education, But It’s Too Expensive For Many
Younger people, who historically have made up the majority of the college-going population, are especially dubious of higher education’s value. Read the article here.
Dec 23, 2020
Why College Students Around The Country Are Going On Tuition Strikes
College tuition is a large financial burden—especially now—and students want to see change. Read the article here.
Jan 7, 2020
I Killed My Teenager’s Fancy College Dreams. You Should, Too.
Forty-five million Americans owe a collective $1.6 trillion in student debt. One columnist describes why her daughter won’t be one of them. Read the article here.
May 13, 2019
As College Debt Rises, So Does Interest In Teaching Financial Literacy
After languishing for a few years, support for teaching money-management skills to high school students has reignited, financial literacy advocates say. They attribute much of the newfound interest to worries about mushrooming student debt. Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2018
Students Want Faster Degrees. Colleges Are Responding
Colleges are offering accelerated degrees, giving students the opportunity to graduate sooner and with less debt, but is this a good idea? Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2017
Distressed Borrowers Say Student Debt Help Was Anything But
USA Today highlights experiences with so-called student loan debt help companies. Read the article here.
Jan 13, 2017
High Cost Of Education Limits Career Choices For Millennials
We’ve all seen the staggering student loan debt statistics: It averages more than $20,000 and 69% of Millennials have student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve of New York. What the numbers don’t tell us is what is going on in Millennials’ minds before they take on this debt.
Read the rest of the article here.
Oct 18, 2016
You Won’t Believe What Some Students Blow School Loan Money On
About half of students blow some of their school loan money on non-educational expenses, including 3% who spent it on alcohol and drugs, according to a new Student Loan Hero survey.
Read the full article here.
Aug 22, 2016
If There’s One Thing Millennials Regret, It’s Going To College
More than a third of 18- to 35-year-olds say they wish they had not gone to university, according to a new survey, while almost half say they would have got to where they are now without a degree.
Read the article here.
Jun 8, 2016
Four Myths About College You Should Reject
Tim Elmore has spotted four myths people tend to buy into about post-secondary education—and he’d like to help you avoid them.
Read his blog post here.