Students who take out federal loans will face even steeper fees next fall as interest rates surpass 5 percent.
GW is one of four East Coast schools – including Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania – that have tried to bring students to court for repeatedly missing student loan payments. And now the practice is back in the news.
You only need to give out your email address for the payments to be added to your loan balance (and to stop receiving unwanted sweaters).
I’m calling on Student Association leaders to embrace a larger vision than quixotic attempts to fight for more study and recreation space. Julia Susuni, you and your administration should take on national student debt.
If you’re a student, you know that there’s a crisis in higher education. College tuition has increased 12-fold since 1978, and students are burdened by more than $1 trillion in student loan debt. Even though President Barack Obama introduced a plan last week to add value to higher education, his proposal won’t address the core […]
It’s going to need to take more than a presidential speech to change student expectations. At GW, that change won’t come easy.
The jury is still out on whether Oregon’s proposal will actually go into effect. But at the very least, it bends the college-debt debate toward potential solutions.
Senior Sam Nelson, a leader of GW’s Progressive Student Union, was glad to see President Barack Obama advocate for lower interest rates on student loans Friday at the White House. But Nelson, who has rallied around student debt issues for years, was also center stage for the speech, meeting with the president beforehand and standing […]
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to allow student loan interest rates to float with the free market, as lawmakers stare down a July 1 deadline when rates would double for undergraduates.
President John Richardson was one of 200 student government leaders from colleges nationwide to sign the letter urging congressional leaders to pass legislation that would the 3.4 percent interest rate on Stafford loans from doubling this summer.