Educational Financing

Face the Red: This New Short Film Will Scare You Into Paying Your Debt

For many student borrowers, when repayments kick in six months after graduation the looming debt can feel as though it’s following them around like a dark cloud. Face the Red, a short film from the directors of Martha Marcy May Marlene, cinematizes that feeling by having a menacing red cloud follow around the film’s star. 

How a $54K-Per-Year School Is Deemed a ‘Best Value College’

The private universities listed in a new “Best Value Colleges” roundup run $54,200 annually for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. That sounds pretty expensive, and it is. Could it also represent a good value? What if students actually paid less than half the list price?

Student Loan Debt Crisis: How’d We Get Here and What Happens Next?

The amount of student loan debt and the rate of delinquency have been climbing for years now. If it seems like every new statistic is worse than the last, that’s because it is. Credit bureau TransUnion says more than half of student loan accounts are in deferral status, and FICO Labs found that a rising number of those debtors aren’t …

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