Posts tagged "student loans"

Elizabeth Warren: The Government Shouldn’t Profit Off Of Kids Trying To Get An Education

You know who is the greatest ever? Elizabeth Warren. I sometimes feel like I just want a tape of Elizabeth Warren talking and making all the sense, so that I can listen to it when I am having anxiety problems. It is honestly just very, very soothing.
Here she is on Conan, talking about…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 8, 2015

Frisky Rant: If You’re Privileged And You Know It, STFU

A little background on me. I’m almost 35 years old, I went to an in-state university (UC Santa Cruz), I worked two jobs almost full-time during school, my parents helped me financially in ways that they could, and I had to take out student loans that I am not yet, but almost done paying back.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2014

This Girl Is Crowd-Funding Her Grad School Tuition (And It’s Actually Working)

Emily-Rose Eastop, a 26-year-old from London, is crowd-funding the expenses of her master’s degree program. The scientist with a talent for singing and dancing graduated in 2010 with a degree in Human Sciences, and was shocked when she was turned down for over 200 jobs (though it’s worth considering that she only applied for work…

By: Claire Hannum / July 24, 2014

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Who’s Trying To Save Students Buried Under Mounds Of Debt

Student loan debt in America currently totals $1.2 trillion, and is rising quickly. As graduation day approaches, the class of 2014 might be feeling less than hopeful about their future, faced with a less-than-stellar job market and tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars of debt accrued in the process of getting a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 7, 2014

“Tuition,” A Cover Of Beyoncé’s Song “Partition” About Student Loans, Is Beyond Real

Beyoncé may have already sung about someone “callin’ like a collector” but she’s probably never wondered “if I owe Sallie Mae or I owe the mob.” That’s what Chanel Carroll sings in her completely on point parody cover of “Partition” called (duh) “Tuition” about the loan giant Sallie Mae. Pay all my loans please, I just

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2014

8 Things I Wish I Had Known About Money In College

Today, New York University costs around $43,000 annually for tuition alone. When I attended over 10 years ago, it was closer to $30,000 annually. If either of those two numbers make you feel short of breath, join me on the floor.

I was able to attend such an expensive school through a couple…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2013

Holy Crap: Colleges Are Now Suing For Your Student Loan

Ahhh, student loans. Or as I like to think of them, that giant hole where I pour hundreds and hundreds of dollars every month. I hope you can buy some fancy couches for the student center, NYU! Imported South African sea salt for the cafeteria? Gold-plated BIC pens for every librarian in the library? Whatever…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2013

6 Financial Decisions From My 20s That I Regret

I’m not even going to sugarcoat it: I’m basically the poster child for the white girl from the suburbs whose dad just took care of all the bills growing up and never taught me anything about finances. They were traditional that way: Dad handled money stuff and Mom handled childrearing stuff. My parents never gave…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

Crippling College Debt: How Do You Manage Your Student Loans?

Education is supposed to enrich our lives and make us more worldly and learned. But for many of us, higher ed just brings on thoughts of debilitating debt and crashing credit scores. According to the Project on Student Debt, the average 2009 graduate owes around $24,000 after graduation. But that’s nothing compared to the astronomical…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2010

Unemployed Law Student Asks College For A Refund

You’ve worked hard through grad school, but when you’re ready to graduate there are NO jobs in your field. Should you get a refund on your school tuition? It’s a radical thought, but that’s what one student at Boston College is proposing. The anonymous student wrote a letter to the dean of Boston College Law…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 26, 2010

Good News For Students

Millions of college students cringe at the word “FAFSA”—-fun to say, not so fun to fill out. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid helps a large number of students pay for college…after they’ve spent hours answering questions, nagging their parents for tax info, and enduring an experience close to torture. But it looks like…

By: Daniela Guernica / June 24, 2009

Student Sex Workers Rising Across The Pond

College students in the UK are getting sick of working their butts off and struggling to make loan payments, so more are turning to sex work in order to pay off their debt more quickly (while it may be quick, it’s certainly not painless). The number of students working in the sex industry has rise…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2008