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Student Debt

Support The Student Aid Bill of Rights

to ensure access to quality, affordable education and student loan repayment for students and borrowers

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Robust Income-Driven Repayment Programs Can Help Borrowers Keep Payments Low

Many student loan borrowers are eligible to change the terms of their payments through income-driven repayment (IDR) plans.

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How The University Of Phoenix Is Profiting Off Students, Veterans, And Now The NCAA

The University of Phoenix—one of the largest for-profit colleges in the country—has taken advantage of thousands of students and veterans, directly contributing to the student debt crisis that has left 40 million Americans in debt. It’s been subject to multiple investigations for its ...

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Pledging To Build A Fair(er) America

The Fair Chance pledge allows businesses and universities to declare their commitment to helping formerly incarcerated individuals readjust to their new lives.

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Who Said It: A Closer Look at Trump University And Other For-Profit Institutions

You’ve probably heard a lot recently in the news about Donald Trump’s for-profit school, Trump University. But the crazy thing is programs like Trump U are a lot more common than you probably realize—for-profit colleges exist all over the U.S. and take advantage of students on a daily basis.

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Trump University Charged $35,000 For Three-Day Unaccredited Program

Donald Trump-owned Trump University may have “university” in the name, but the similarities between the program and legitimate institutions of higher education end there.

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The Gender Wage Gap Is Forcing Women To Bear The Brunt Of Student Loan Debt

Women are just as educated as men and just as indebted, but struggle to pay back that debt due to a systemic gender pay gap that puts them one step behind before they even begin their careers.

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Student Debt 101: You Asked, We Answered

Do you have federal student loans? Are you working on paying those student loans back? Does the process seem daunting and confusing? If you’re violently nodding your head yes right now, don’t worry. You’re not alone! Even though the process may seem confusing, it doesn’t have to be scary. ...

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Millennials Struck By A Home Affordability Crisis, Study Says

Many Millennials will need more than a decade before they can afford to place a 20 percent down payment on a starter home, despite nearly 80 percent aspiring to own their own house or apartment. Affordability proves to be the biggest obstacle, especially for young aspiring homeowners in expensive ...

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This Election, Millennial Women Aren’t Impressed

A new collaborative poll conducted by Refinery29 and ABC News reveals that Millennial women are widely uninspired by this election cycle's progress and candidates' lack of focus on issues that matter to young women. Despite making up a significant 13 percent of the electorate, Millennial women are ...

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MTV’s “The Challenge” vs. The White House’s Student Debt Challenge

MTV’s “The Challenge” is searing reality television at its finest. For those uninitiated, castoffs from other MTV shows like “Are You The One?” and “Real World” reunite in “The Challenge” for a competition-based show where contestants compete for a sum of money. Better yet, ...

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FACT SHEET: Income-Driven Repayment Plans

Find out if you qualify to ease the burden of student debt repayment through Income-Driven Repayment Plans.

IDEAS

FLOWCHART: Income-Driven Repayment Plans

Use this chart to help decide which income-driven repayment plans you qualify for.

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