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Pledging To Build A Fair(er) America

Growing up in America, it’s hard to count how many times I’ve been told by my parents, my teachers, and even cartoons and ads on television, that if I work hard, and I dream big, I’ll eventually make it. I will eventually achieve the American Dream. Unfortunately, hard work and dreams are ...

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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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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.

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FLOWCHART: Income-Driven Repayment Plans

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

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Undocumented Students Ask Institutions For Equal Rights

April 7 is National Institutions Coming Out Day, a day dedicated for institutions, both public and private, to come out and start to provide financial aid for undocumented students across the country.

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Senator Warren Calls For Major Reform Of Navient, Other Student Loan Servicers

On the heels of Dr. John B. King, Jr.’s appointment as the United States Secretary of Education, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released a tall order to the Department of Education (DOE): When it comes to student loan servicing, students and their families need to come first.

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Economic Issues Millennials Should Care About This Election

What economic issues should Millennials prioritize this voting season? From the sweeping shock of inequality throughout our economic system as a whole, to threats to organized labor and workplace protections, to a living wage and affordable child care, there’s a wealth of economic concerns ...

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REPAYE: How One Little-Known Program Could Stop Thousands From Defaulting On Student Loans

On October 27th, 2015, the Department of Education issued the Revised Pay As You Earn Plan, or REPAYE for short, to further help those affected by extraneous student loans.

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Students Applying For Federal Loan Forgiveness Say Their College Defrauded Them

Students across the nation have filed for debt forgiveness with the U.S. Department of Education, arguing that their colleges defrauded them.

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