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Warren vows to cancel college debt without awaiting Congress

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Associated Press

January 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says she'd order her secretary of education to cancel up to $50,000 in college debt for about 95% of student borrowers on her first day in office, effectively erasing outstanding loans for about 42 million Americans. The Democratic senator...

‘Know what you owe’: Student loan advice from a professional fitness adviser

National student debt burden in the United States has undoubtedly  grown in the last two decades. (Greg Godd | MCT Campus)

Maddie Brockmyre, Contributing Writer

January 12, 2020

Natalie Daniels, a short woman with magenta glasses and a bright smile, sits in her office tucked away in the back of DePaul Central, separated from the bustle of the Schmidt Academic Center.  Two computers are propped up on her desk as she quickly types out numbers into a loan interest calculator ...

Education secretary slams 2020 candidates’ higher ed plans

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, accompanied by Education and Labor Committee Chairman Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., left, speaks at a news conference to unveil the College Affordability Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Associated Press

October 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — College affordability plans by Democratic presidential candidates are "crazy" and too costly, President Donald Trump's education chief says. Democrats are responding to what's seen as a crisis in college affordability, offering proposals that range from tuition-free college to debt for...

OPINION: Resume boost of graduate school may not be worth financial strain

OPINION: Resume boost of graduate school may not be worth financial strain

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 14, 2019

Senior year has finally come and the fear for my future has come along with it. Finally, being in my last year of college, the completely unknown world I face after making it across the stage has begun to consume my mind. With the thoughts of the unknown roaming my mind regularly, I began to see gr...

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign rally Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Salt Lake City.

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press

April 22, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The...

Student loan accumulation not understood by half of borrowers

Ally Zacek | The DePaulia

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018

After accomplishing the main goal of getting into college and choosing the right fit, one of the first burdens many students face is figuring out how they will pay for their education. The reality sinks in when many students sit down and, combing through financial aid packages, find that some loans m...

Income-driven payments spark student loan revolution

Students often find it difficult to balance financial and academic responsibilities. (Sharon Pruitt | Creative Commons)

Rachel Hinton

February 22, 2015

The student loan crisis is one many students are all too familiar with, as the daunting question “how will I pay back my loans?” looms over the collegiate experience as students go further into debt every academic year. Read More »...

Loans put a burden on DePaul students

Emily Becker reviews notes from her Jumpstart meeting. The DePaul student is covering all the costs of her education. (Andrew Morrell / The DePaulia)

Andrew Morrell

November 16, 2014

Around 6:40 a.m. on May 8, 2012, America reached a milestone that few talked about, and even fewer celebrated. It was at that exact moment, according to estimates by finaid.org, when outstanding student loan debt in America reached $1 trillion. Today, that estimate stands at over $1.2 trillion —...

Durbin, Warren talk student loans at Harold Washington Library ahead of Nov. election

Sen. Dick Durbin speaks to college students about student loans at Harold
Washington Library Oct. 10 in an event with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

October 12, 2014

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) fired up Chicago college students in a joint appearance last week hoping to drive that constituency to the polls in November’s elections about the issue of student loans. Read More »...

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