Tag Archives: Student Loans

July 24th, 2012: “The College Education Shake Out Has Just Begun”

Have you invested in a for-profit college or training program? Get out while you can. The warning gun was sounded yesterday by DeVry (DV), which posted disappointing results and led the whole group downward. Investor David Einhorn was reportedly shorting … Continue reading

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What’s going on in California?

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June 29th, 2012: Degrees in Pop-Culture

Is it responsible to saddle a 23 year old with $20,000 of debt all for a degree in pop-culture? Offering them degrees in “pop culture” is perilously close to child abuse. Any academic or administrator who truly believes in both … Continue reading

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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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Government held student loans have grown in conjunction with the decrease in interest rates

This seems obvious.  The cheaper a good the more demand there will be.  Still, it’s important that readers really take this in.  When you’re wondering why more people are going to college, you should know that this is a big … 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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