After 8 years of postgraduate education, the author was surprised to find herself $100,000 in the hole.
The average in-state sticker price for a public university is about $8,000 a year. Yet the typical student pays less than a third that amount. Here's how it's done.
Should colleges stand up and say, 'Enough is enough -- we can't, in good conscience, send these kids out into the world with tens of thousands of dollars in debt'?
College students -- and their parents -- should expect higher book prices again this year.
For instance, 10% of recent graduates of four-year colleges have monthly student loan payments that exceed 25% of their income.
Allowing Americans to wipe out some student debt by filing for bankruptcy will do little to help most families.
Although Congress has kept the interest on new subsidized Stafford loans at 3.4%, other changes have made federal student loans more costly.
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