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Is Free Tuition Possible?

November 11, 2015

Student activists fight to ‘Save Student Aid’

By Marie MacCune

April 6, 2015

With a budget proposal by the Republican Party poised to cut $150 billion in financial aid funding, students across the country have joined together under the Save Student Aid coalition. University of Massachusetts students,...

U.S. government lowers interest rates on student loans

By Conor Snell

September 2, 2013

A storm cloud of rising debt, hanging over millions of college students and their parents across America for just over a month this summer, has, for now, been lifted. On Aug. 9, President Barack Obama signed the Bipartisan...

Don’t take out student loans without a game plan

By Taylor C. Snow

January 28, 2013

One fell swoop of the pen is all it takes to place oneself into unimaginable debt. Whether taking out a private loan, or a standard federal Stafford or Perkins Loan, about 12 million of the 20 million students in the United States borrow money each year as they fi...

On the line in Air Force One

By Michelle Williams

April 24, 2012

In slightly over two weeks, the University of Massachusetts Class of 2012 will graduate and enter a sobering job market. Taking unemployment into consideration, job prospects for applicants with bachelor’s degrees fell last...

Degrees and deadweight debt

By Staff

November 16, 2011

College has been part of the American way of life for decades. Whether it is the celebration of drunken frat-festivities found in ever-popular films like “Old School” and “Animal House”, the rituals of college sports...

White House Representatives host conference call discussing plan for student loans

By Steffi Porter

October 27, 2011

Three White House representatives hosted a media conference call yesterday to discuss President Barack Obama’s administration’s plans to help students  manage loan debt and to make postsecondary education more affordable. Secre...