5 Things Everyone Should Know About Student Loans

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Student Loans

First, the good news. The class of 2015 is graduating into the best job market in recent memory. Hiring is up 16%, a study by Michigan State University found, and one-third of employers plan to offer higher salaries to this year’s grads than last, according to a...

Crushing student debt makes ends hard to meet

“You have a generation of working class citizens that can’t afford to go to school,” said Elizabeth Bonta, a 27-year-old high school counselor. “And yet that’s the only option you have to survive.” Elizabeth, the first in her family to graduate from college and...
Dems get behind plan for debt-free college

Dems get behind plan for debt-free college

Support for debt-free college education is rising among Democrats who believe that reversing spiraling costs would be both good policy and a political winner. On Wednesday, nine more Democratic senators came out in support of a resolution on the topic that originated...

Clinic set for former Everest students on reducing their debt

Former students at now-shuttered for-profit colleges will be able to learn how to reduce their student-loan debt at a loan-discharge clinic Saturday, May 30, in Riverside. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, is hosting the event, which starts at 9 a.m. at Quad 128 at...
Millennial College Graduates: Young, Educated, Jobless

Millennial College Graduates: Young, Educated, Jobless

This spring, an estimated 2.8 million university graduates will enter the U.S. workforce with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees just as America’s unemployment rate hits its lowest level in nearly seven years. Cause for celebration, right? Not so fast. The...