22 avril 2018

Lowering the HELP repayment threshold is an easy target, but not the one we should aim for

The ConversationMost recent estimates show the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt owing is nearly A$52 billion in 2017-18. It’s forecast to increase to A$75 billion by 2020-21 and up to 25% of those loans are unlikely to be paid. More...

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Columbia's Medical School to Eliminate Loans

HomeBy Paul Fain. Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons this week announced that it would eliminate student loans with scholarships for all students who qualify for financial aid. Roughly half of the students who are currently enrolled at the college receive some form of aid. More...

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21 avril 2018

For Students in Debt, Bitcoin on Their Minds

HomeBy Greg Toppo. Survey findings suggest one in five college students pours extra financial aid dollars into trendy yet risky investments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. More...

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U.S. Agencies to Reach Out to Veterans Eligible for Loan Discharge

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Trump administration this month will begin proactively reaching out to disabled veterans eligible for federal student loan discharge. More...

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Federal Student Loan Politics Go Local

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Two state-backed agencies ditch loan-servicing lobby group due to pressure from lawmakers who back tougher regulation of student loans -- but servicers themselves haven't budged on state oversight issue. More...

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20 avril 2018

The international transformation in student loan systems

By Bruce Chapman and Lorraine Dearden. The University of Bologna, considered to be the first official university, was established in the late 11th century, and some scholars in need of finances were offered loans. This type of provision was not formalised as a student loan system until 1240 when the Bishop of Lincoln did so using money from the University of Oxford. More...

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19 avril 2018

Gen-Ed Revision Could Be Gen-Ed Reduction

HomeIn an era of record student debt and continuing retention challenges, it's worth asking whether we might find ways to cut general-education requirements by half, argues Zachary Michael Jack. More...

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15 avril 2018

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes : des prêts à taux 0 pour les commerçants et les artisans

Associations des Régions de France, toute l'actualité des régions.La Région signe un accord inédit avec la Banque populaire pour accompagner les TPE-PME et consolide un plan global de mesures en direction de l'artisanat et du commerce de proximité doté au total de 35 M€. Plus...

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14 avril 2018

Dealing with Legacy Debt in the Euro Area

66b94efa-f77d-49f2-9030-193b6047b0b1To strengthen the euro area’s resilience to crises and guarantee its sustainability, member states will need to agree on a model for the long term. More...

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12 avril 2018

College Loans Rise, Swamping Dreams

College Loans Rise, Swamping Dreams
When CDs were first released, the cost to produce an album was cut in half while the price to buy that album doubled almost overnight. Consumers have never forgotten, and now the record companies are reaping their wrath. More...

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