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Can student loans be cleared through bankruptcy? 4 questions answered

Can student loans be cleared through bankruptcy? 4 questions answered

For decades, student loans have mostly been prohibited from being discharged through bankruptcy proceedings. That could change under the FRESH START through Bankruptcy Act. Here, public policy scholars Brent Evans and Matthew Patrick Shaw, both of Vanderbilt University, explain why student loan debt cannot usually be cleared through bankruptcy and how that might change if the […] … learn more→

What you should know about student loans

What you should know about student loans

Students need a student loan to pay their college tuition and expenses. Individuals who can’t get a scholarship need a better way to pay for their college expenses and attend college. Student loans are a beneficial way to pay these expenses, and they give the students an installment plan to repay the loans. When reviewing […] … learn more→

5 things to consider before taking out a student loan

5 things to consider before taking out a student loan

16.9 million. That’s how many students are going to college at the undergraduate level this fall. Of that number, roughly half – 46% – will take out federal student loans. It’s a decision that could bring certain rewards – not the least of which is a well-paying job – but it can also come with serious economic […] … learn more→

Is tuition killing College students?

Is tuition killing College students?

I’m sometimes asked if our increasing suicide rate is due to the student loan scam. As eager as I am to blame things on it, I’m a little reluctant to do so. After all, around 28% of students with such debt don’t even know it—they’ve been completely scammed by college administrators who haven’t bothered to […] … learn more→

Student loans warping society

Student loans warping society

I’m often asked about the long term effects on our culture from the huge student loan scam. I don’t have a crystal ball, so I have only conjecture, but a recent article from Buzzfeed (bear with me, I’ll be making corrections) tries to address this problem: Jen’s story is like a lot of people’s stories. […] … learn more→

Losing your job to student debt

Losing your job to student debt

Government stupidity clearly knows no bounds. We have tens of millions of people now with student loan debt, a debt which is often too large to pay back thanks to government interference, and cannot be cleared via bankruptcy. But the government wants “its” money, and gets to create the laws. We’re already seeing students loans […] … learn more→

A look at the most predatory student loan lender

A look at the most predatory student loan lender

Most people are entirely unaware of how serious the student loan problem is, so allow me to put it in context. Smoking tobacco is universally agreed to be a very bad thing to do. We have almost 38 million smokers in this country, and over 80% of smokers regret taking up the habit. We have […] … learn more→