Student Loan Debt

What Are We Going to Do About College Costs?

student-debtMany of us know the story. College was supposed to be an opportunity for folks to better their situations. Instead, rising levels of student loan debt and a shortage of good jobs make a four year education more of a financial burden than the fulfillment of "The American Dream." Many parents cannot save up the astronomical sums colleges charge in tuition, and the FAFSA “expected family contributions” often add insult to injury. Enter, high interest government student loans. Enter, $60,000+ worth of debt for an underemployed new graduate to pay. It’s a tough problem, and everyone, from politicians to the colleges themselves, is trying to make changes...

College is Too Expensive… Here Are Some Simple Ways to Combat Rising Costs

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When it comes to higher education, it seems like all we hear about is the rising cost of tuition -- in today’s economy paying for college can be extremely difficult and expensive. Most students are forced to take out thousands of dollars in loans to help offset the cost of college while others skip secondary school all together. Although some students take on part-time and full-time jobs while in school, there are others who aren’t able to work. Not having a steady income in school can be hard, hence the term “starving students.” As a college student, I know the struggle of being broke all too well -- but my struggle...

Life After College: Our Battle, Not Yours

student-debt Not so long ago, college was affordable without students mortgaging their future by taking out multiple loans -- finding a job in the field you went to school for didn't seem like a leap of faith. Colleges were not these mammoth institutions run like businesses. Now, attending college is more difficult and expensive than ever before -- life after isn't so easy either. College graduates are having a harder time than ever landing that job that will gain them independence from their parents, put them on a path to that dream career, and help them steadily pay off their student loans. Many have moved back in with their parents and have gotten to the...