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Date Filter: 12/2017

WSJ - Nearly 5 million in Default on Student Loans

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Dec 14, 2017
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Student loans

Published By: Wall Street Journal Author: Josh Mitchell The number of Americans severely behind on payments on federal student loans reached roughly 4.6 million in the third quarter, a doubling from four years ago, despite a historically long stretch of U.S. job creation and steady economic growth. In the third quarter alone, the count of such defaulted borrowers—defined by the government as those who haven’t made a payment in at least a year—grew by nearly 274,000, according...

TruTV made a clever analogy on Federal Student Loans

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Dec 12, 2017
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Student loans

TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything” recently made a video outlining how federal student loans have changed over the years through deregulation. Using a house party as an analogy, Adam (the show’s main character) talks about the original purpose of the Student Loan Marketing Association (SLMA, or Sallie Mae) and how it has changed. The video cleverly characterizes Sallie Mae as a real person which makes for a great analogy. Originally set up as a heavily regulated government institution in...

Forbes Profiles the Rise in Income Share Agreements

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Dec 07, 2017
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Income-share agreements, ISA investing

Published by: Forbes Author: Michael Horn Intrigue with new models of student financial aid that encourage innovation in postsecondary education and align the incentives of institutions with the interests of students is growing. In particular, Income Share Agreements (ISAs), which collect a set percentage of a student’s future income as opposed to putting a student into debt, is attracting considerable attention. But ISAs are a nascent vehicle. Although their potential to address the issues of...

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