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Value of a College Education

With rising costs of post secondary education, students are accumulating large amounts of debt to obtain their degrees.  In this episode, Stay Tuned discusses the financial awareness students need when entering a postsecondary education and identifies financial strategies for currently enrolled students.

I think we as a country have to invest again in the opportunities that people need to be successful in postsecondary education. We’ve shifted to debt over the last 30 years, and we expect people to bear a burden that has become way too heavy.” -Faith Sadler


Student loan rates double without Congress’ action

Student loan rates double without Congress' action

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. College students' interest rates are at the mercy of Congress. The interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans doubled from 3.4 percent Monday and could stay doubled unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns from the Fourth of July holiday.  more …

Student Loan Debt Is Millennials Ball and Chain

Student Loan Debt Is Millennials Ball and Chain

By Michelle Smith, USA Today. Many millennials are tethered to student loan debt so massive it is preventing them from becoming fully independent young adults, reports USA Today.  Student loan debt has grown to over $1 trillion, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and FinAid estimates the load ismore …

Is a College Diploma Worth the Soaring Student Debt?

Is a College Diploma Worth the Soaring Student Debt?

By PBS NewsHour. As a growing number of students suffer soaring college debt, many questions are being raised about the value of higher education.more …