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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

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

Warren vows to cancel college debt without awaiting Congress

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,...

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

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

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...

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)

Education secretary slams 2020 candidates’ higher ed plans

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...

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...

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

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

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...

Ally Zacek | The DePaulia

Student loan accumulation not understood by half of borrowers

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...

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

Income-driven payments spark student loan revolution

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...

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

Loans put a burden on DePaul students

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...

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)

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

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...

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