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Yet Another Troubling Tidbit About Student Loan Debt

More borrowers are falling behind on their student loan payments than on their credit card payments for the first time since at least 2003, a report released this week from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows. Catherine Rampell has the story at Economix: Total consumer debt fell again in the third quarter… This figure has [...]

Why Education Is The Key To 'The American Dream'

On the Economix blog, economists Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney paint a depressing picture about our paychecks: Adjusted for inflation, wages for American men are essentially the same as they were in 1970, a phenomenon known as “wage stagnation.” Wages for women have risen since the ’70s, but there are early signs that even their wages [...]

How Shrinking State Budgets Drive College Tuition Hikes

The Campus Center at IUPUI's downtown Indianapolis campus.

It may seem like an obvious connection — more state budget cuts equal more students shouldering the burden in the form of tuition — but the statement is part of a much more complicated debate about what’s causing the cost of college to soar.

What Average Net Price By Income Can (And Can't) Tell Us About College Costs

Here’s a new tool Indiana families can use to help estimate the cost of college. The Federal Education Budget Project has added net price by income level to its database of U.S. colleges and universities. Clare McCann of Ed Money Watch explains: Net price by income level can be a valuable tool for potential students [...]

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