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Surviving Student Loans and Paying for School

Surviving Student Loans and Paying for School

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

December 5, 2019

  Over 44 million American citizens have outstanding student loan debt, totaling at over $1.5 trillion. A 2018 study of adults with student loan debt found many were struggling financially. For those unable to front rising post-secondary education fees out of pocket, federal student loans are a much-needed help. But if not controlled, student loan...

Understanding Student Loans and How to Pay for School

Understanding Student Loans and How to Pay for School

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

November 20, 2019

  Dave Ramsey and Democratic presidential candidates have increasingly commented on the student loan crisis recently. The national student loan debt has skyrocketed to about $1.5 trillion. Higher education costs have more than doubled since the 1980s. On average, today’s graduates are taking ...

Rush: The Unholy Alliance Between the Navient Corporation and the Department of Education

Rush: The Unholy Alliance Between the Navient Corporation and the Department of Education

By Nicholas Rush

June 11, 2019

  It seems as if the for-profit corporations endowed with servicing student loans are asleep at the helm as those in the D.C. crow’s nest rest in a similar slumber. Students with loans are captives on this boat, as the student loan balances of 44 million people soar to $1.5 trillion. On February 14, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspec...

U Hosts ‘Truth in Tuition’ Event, Addresses Proposed Tuition Increase

U Hosts ‘Truth in Tuition’ Event, Addresses Proposed Tuition Increase

By Nicholas Rush

March 20, 2019

  The 2019 Truth in Tuition event held in the Gould Auditorium of the Marriott Library was geared towards illuminating the different ways that the University of Utah is addressing the proposed tuition hike of 3.2 percent, which may start this summer semester, according to Vice President of budget ana...

The U is Gearing Up to Open Loan Forgiveness Program for Tech Students

The U is Gearing Up to Open Loan Forgiveness Program for Tech Students

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

February 1, 2019

  If you’re a student with plans to live and work in Utah's growing tech industry, your student loan debt could be forgiven. The Utah System of Higher Education is rolling out a forgiveness program for students who promise to stay and work in Utah’s technology sector. For the U, this means ...

Bemoaning the Student Loans

Bemoaning the Student Loans

September 17, 2014

  Many students pay for college by taking out student loans. Currently, the number for national student loan debt is estimated to be over $1.2 trillion, according to FinAid statistics. Last Tuesday, the U’s Personal Money Management Center sponsored a presentation entintled “Borrow Wisely...

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