student debt

STUDY: Middle Class Blacks and Latinos Disproportionately Impacted by Student Debt Crisis

Researchers say structural racism is the culprit.

Obama Administration Tries Again With Regulations Targeted at For-Profit Colleges

For-profit schools, which target poor students and students of color, are responsible for 46 percent of the nation’s student debt defaults.

Average Student Debt is $29,400 and Climbing

And it’s risen by an average of six percent every year for the last five years.

Loan Interest Freeze Provides Boost, and New Barriers, for Students of Color

Last week’s agreement brought welcome news, but difficult cuts, for student borrowers.

House Passes Bill That Will Keep Student Loans Interests From Rising

Student aid is essential for students of color.

Senate Blocks Vote on Democrats' Student Loan Bill

If an agreement can’t be reached, subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates will double come July 1.

Student Loan Interest Hike Heads to Senate

Democrats and Republicans agree that student loan interest rates shouldn’t be increased, but have very different ideas about who should pay to stave off those hikes.

President Obama Slow Jams the News for Student Loans

With some help from The Roots on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

Bankruptcy Attorneys Report Major Jump in Student Loan Debtors

The United States faces a real possibility of another major economic threat on a par with the devastating home mortgage crisis, according to the survey.

Beyoncé 'Countdown' Parody: Student Loan Countdown

The star of “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” has a few more videos to share.

Here's Who Pays the $1 Trillion in Student Debt Obama Aims to Ease

This week the president issued an executive order meant to help millions of Americans who are drowning in student debt. Here’s what the relief could look like for students of color.

Rhode Island to Offer In-State Tuition to Undocumented Students

Rhode Island joins 13 other states that offer in-state tuition, scholarships or student loans to undocumented students.

Study: White Students More Likely to Win College Scholarships

Think there aren’t enough scholarships benefiting white students? Think again.

As College Students Return to School, They Pay More Than Ever For It

The prestigious University of California system is the latest public school in which students are now paying more than the state. As a result, say researchers, black students in particular will graduate with massive debt.