Since Congress won't cut spending, an independent commission may be the only way to rein in the debt.
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Post-pandemic enrollment isn’t likely to rebound anytime soon.
The injunction is the latest in a series of setbacks for the Biden administration's loan forgiveness agenda.
Biden's new income-driven repayment plan is estimated to cost taxpayers $360 billion over the next decade.
The spate of forgiveness reconciles administrative errors when carrying out changes to income-driven repayment plans.
Biden's proposed income-driven repayment plan could still cost taxpayers billions. And it will likely raise tuition too.
At this rate, the Southern Poverty Law Center's notorious hate map might eventually describe everyone as an extremist.
A new working paper finds that borrowers whose loan payments were paused actually had more debt at the end of 2021 than those whose loans were never paused.
If the debt ceiling bill passes, the Education Department will be barred from extending the student loan repayment pause yet again.
The number surged during the pandemic.
The lawsuit claims that the pause has cost taxpayers "$160 billion and counting."
Unlike the Education Department's estimates, a CBO analysis considers how the new rules will encourage more students to take out loans they won't be able to pay back.
Schools are allowed to preserve sex-based restrictions for athletes provided they are "substantially related to the achievement of an important educational objective."
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"If it was an emergency, why wait three years to provide the forgiveness? Why present it in a political framework, as fulfilling a campaign promise?" said one higher education expert.
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Educators should be responsible to parents and students, not to the government.
In the early 20th century, the Klan's virulent nativism and anti-Catholicism fueled its interest in education policy.
Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are still the chief drivers of our future debt. But Republicans aren't touching them.
Biden's Newest Student Loan Proposal Would Allow Some Borrowers To Pay Back Only a Fraction of What They Owe
New changes to income-driven repayment plans announced Tuesday would essentially turn student loans into government grants.
As the Court agrees to take up yet another case against the Education Department's loan forgiveness plan, Biden's goal of forgiving billions in student loans seems increasingly doomed.
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court denied the Biden administration's request to block a Texas judge's ruling that declared the policy unconstitutional.
"While the procedural protections currently in place are grossly inadequate, we may soon be calling these the 'good old days.'"
The lack of statutory authority is the main issue raised by legal challenges to the plan.
This latest expense is yet more evidence that sweeping student loan forgiveness will end up doing considerable economic harm.
According to a new report for the Congressional Budget Office, student loan debt forgiveness will likely completely wipe out gains made by the Inflation Reduction Act—and then some.
"This isn't how laws are supposed to be made," says Caleb Kruckenberg, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation.
In six states, accepting student loan forgiveness is likely to result in an increased tax bill.
The administration is creating a system where everyone involved in higher education has an incentive to fleece the American people.
The Biden Administration's Proposed Policy To Reduce Student Debt Is Only Going To Make the Problem Worse
Instead of attacking the student debt crisis at its source, the Biden administration is throwing money at the problem.
The Department of Education continues to forgive federal debt for attendees of shuttered for-profit schools.
The new rules would drop live hearings, bring back the single-investigator model, and limit accused students' options.
The Biden administration just proposed new rules that would undermine basic fairness in college sexual misconduct disputes.
Biden wants to forgive $10,000 in federal loan debt per borrower, regardless of whether they need it.
This is what public policy looks like when a major political party plays kissy-face with public sector unions.
Student debt cancellation would disproportionately benefit college degree holders with higher earnings.
The Biden Administration will push student loan repayment until late summer.
Department of Education Prepares Rules Prohibiting School Discrimination Against Gay and Trans Students
It’s about a lot more than transgender girls’ participation in sports under Title IX, but expect that controversy to dominate the discussion.
School enrollment based solely on geography must come to an end.