The Best Christmas Gift for a Graduate? How About a Student Loan Payment

Wondering what to get the millennial in your life this holiday season? Simple. Pay one of their monthly student loan payments. They’ll love you for it. No, seriously. In a survey conducted by Student Loan Report, 69.3 percent of borrowers would rather receive a student loan payment instead of a gift this holiday season. And…
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Liberals’ Favored Explanation for Soaring College Costs Falls Flat

College tuition has been rising for decades, pricing many would-be students out of the market for a higher education. The average cost of tuition and fees at four-year public universities increased by 336 percent from 1985 to 2015. That eye-popping figure actually hides the state of the problem as it doesn’t include necessities like books,…
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Is College Worth It? Increasingly, the Answer is No

Is college worth it? Throughout history the answer has been a resounding ‘yes!’ A college degree has the gateway to success for every generation, a piece of paper that has largely ensured relative financial comfort. Increasingly, however, some are finding that, at best, the value of a college education is diminishing, and at worst, it’s…
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Colleges Are Failing Students. Here’s A Way to Fix That

Want to watch something depressing? Take a look at MarketWatch’s student loan debt clock and watch the outstanding balance jump by $2,726.27 every second. Every. Single. Second. | StartClass Want to read something depressing? Take a look at this new report from Preston Cooper of the Manhattan Institute, which finds that only 59 percent of four-year college…
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Liberals Have Created a Caste-Like Education System. It’s Time We Fixed It

Americans have long taken it for granted that college was the key to unlocking economic success. As President Obama said earlier this year, higher education is “the surest ticket to the middle class.” That may well be true, but it may miss the real problem: Colleges are getting very picky about who they sell those…
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Four Things Colleges Should Do Tomorrow to Reduce Tuition

“Moore’s law” is the observation that the number of transistors in a microchip doubles approximately every two years. Although it sounds esoteric, the results of Moore’s law are astounding. It’s why computer prices have plummeted over the last two decades, it’s why we have the Xbox One rather than the Nintendo, it’s allowed us to…
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USA Today: Democrats’ Student Loan Plans Would “Drive up Costs”

By now you likely know the statistics. College is more expensive than ever, with tuition and fees having surged by 225 percent over the last 30 years. There are more indebted students than ever, with 43 million current student borrowers, a 92 percent increase over the last decade. The total student debt total is larger…
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We Shouldn’t Settle for the Status Quo of Higher Education

Policy arguments are usually pretty easy to predict. So when Hillary Clinton unveiled her proposal to solve the college cost conundrum I could see the arguments that both sides would make. Liberals would argue that the plan didn’t go far enough because she didn’t promise to make college “free,” just make it easier for students…
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Sorry Hillary Clinton, Emojis Can’t Fix College Costs

If Hillary Clinton wants her plan to improve college affordability to be taken seriously perhaps she should go easy on the lame attempts at social media. Earlier this week Clinton took to Twitter to ask people to use emojis to describe their feelings about student debt. It went about as bad as you imagine. How…
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Why Young Adults Shouldn’t Bite on the Bait of Free Tuition Promises

Do you remember President Obama’s big splashy push from the State of the Union to make community colleges tuition free? Yea, us neither. Despite all the big initial talk from the White House, and the rounds of stories that dissected the plan from every angle, including two stories from us (here and here), it barely…
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