Tag Archives: Student Debt

June 29th, 2012: Interest Rates on Student Loans Will Remain at 3.4% for another year…

Congress voted today to freeze interest rates on federally subsidized student loans.  The interest rates, which were scheduled to jump to 6.8% this Sunday will remain at 3.4% for the next academic year.  The votes were as follows: 373 to … Continue reading

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The Freedom From Student Loans Blog

For those of you interested in the student loan debate.  Check out this blog.  

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June 15th, 2012: Student Loans Need Reform

An article from the Standard Examiner explains why maintaining low interest rates on student loans will not solve the problem.  Read the full thing here. Artificially reducing the interest rate by half is costing the federal government billions of dollars … Continue reading

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June 13th, 2012: The College Graduate as Collateral

Read the full article here – via the New York Times Luigi Zingales, professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business offers up a less palatable way of financing higher education: To avoid the next credit bubble and … Continue reading

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“How the Bowyer Family Played the College Tuition Bubble”

So what might happen if you decide not to go to college? Income-wise, Chris is at about the same level as the subset of his college-grad friends who are employed. Asset/liability wise he is well ahead of the pack. Another … Continue reading

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Student debt: is it too big?

Two posts by professors at the University of Chicago. One by Gary Becker (economist) and one by Richard Posner (jurist, legal theorist and economist). From their joint blog.

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May 22nd, 2012:

‘Full Disclosure for Student Borrowers’: An editorial from the New York Times following up on last week’s cover story. Read it here - via the New York Times Tech and Learning:Justin Reich gives his thoughts on how technology will help lead the way out of … Continue reading

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Look what happened to Joe Mihalic’s Readership!

Last week, TheEdRev along with many, many others buzzed about Harvard MBA student, Joe Mihalic, and how he managed to pay off $90,000 of student debt in under a year.  In just a day, his blog ‘No More Harvard Debt‘ went … Continue reading

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