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Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition, bankrupt generations, and hypnotize the media

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition, bankrupt generations, and hypnotize the media

Tuition is up 1,200 percent in 30 years. Here’s why you’re unemployed, crushed by debt — and no one is helping THOMAS FRANK The price of a year at college has increased by more than 1,200 percent over the last 30 years, far outpacing any other price the government tracks: food, housing, cars, gasoline, TVs, you name […]

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Student Debt Candidate Hansen Clarke Pushing in Michigan Primary

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Student Debt Candidate Hansen Clarke Pushing in Michigan Primary

Rep. Hansen Clarke is on the verge of winning the Michigan primary election to the U.S. House of Representatives, but he still needs your support! We encourage you to support Hansen Clarke in his August 5th primary, because of his continued efforts to help Americans who are burdened by their student loan debt. He put his name and reputation […]

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Upcoming Changes to Student Loan Terms

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Upcoming Changes to Student Loan Terms

The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) has given a press release that wants to make it easier to understand this years’ changes to student loan terms. This includes increased interest rates and higher fees. TICAS has done a great job outlining the most important changes, as well as recommendations for reform… July 1 […]

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CFPB Now Accepting Complaints Against “Debt Relief” Services

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
CFPB Now Accepting Complaints Against “Debt Relief” Services

The CFPB has announced that they’re accepting complaints from consumers experiencing problems with third-party debt relief companies, including companies promising to help student loan borrowers in distress. They have published a consumer advisory warning borrowers in distress that they do not need to pay a fee to get help with their federal student loans. Enrollment in alternative repayment programs, […]

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New Rules for Loan Rehabilitation

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Rules for Loan Rehabilitation

The loan rehabilitation program is an important way in which American’s who already have student debt can continue to follow their higher education goals. However, 600,000 borrowers defaulted last year alone and many believe they have zero options. Here are some changes to rehabilitation programs, detailed by resource StudentLoanBorrowAssistance.org, that aim to help borrowers. 1.  Direct […]

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Good Luck Getting Guidance from the Department of Education

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Good Luck Getting Guidance from the Department of Education

The New Student Loan Fixers A few years ago, a man in his late 20s, who prefers not to be named, felt he was drowning in his student debt. He took out federal loans as an undergraduate, and then borrowed more money to go to law school. He was a smart guy, and after he […]

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Suit: Companies Duped Victims Struggling With Student Loan Debt

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Suit: Companies Duped Victims Struggling With Student Loan Debt

Two companies that promised to help Americans struggling with student loan debt instead allegedly pocketed their money and did little or nothing to help them, in a scheme that one state regulator warned is an emerging area of fraud nationwide. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against the companies, First American Tax Defense […]

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#FlipADistrict – #FireKline

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
#FlipADistrict – #FireKline

Last month, we nominated Representative John Kline for Bill Maher’s #FlipADistrict campaign, and emailed YOU, to vote. The result? Rep. John Kline skyrocketed to first place. Last Friday, Bill Maher announced the second round of voting for the FINAL FOUR. It’s because of YOU that we have gotten this far… and we can’t win without […]

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‘Student Loan Relief Now’

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Student Loan Relief Now’

My father is one of the reasons that student loans cannot normally be discharged via bankruptcy. Such an outcome was never his goal: quite the opposite, in fact, because exempting student debt from bankruptcy relief makes little economic sense and is patently unfair to the students saddled with such debt. A sensible reform of this […]

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End the Era of the C.E.O. College President

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
End the Era of the C.E.O. College President

When a colleague posted the job ad for the president of the University of Alberta, I joked that we could split the job four ways and she’d still triple her salary. So we applied – with over 50 other academics – in groups of four. We wanted to highlight the gap between the rhetoric of austerity at […]

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