Op-Ed

Indenturing Our Young People

  By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist The young in America are being forced into cruel levels of debt, and this debt is already curbing their life prospects. Its economic effects are damaging to everyone. Yet, with Washington frozen, the debt burdens on the Read More

National

New Rules for For-Profit Schools

[Time] Loan payments for some 8,000 programs, designed to propel students straight into careers but often landing them in worse debt than high school dropouts, will be capped at a percentage of their total income. The Obama Administration is taking aim at institutions designed to Read More

National

Pell Grant Changes Will Slow Black Graduation Rates

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent [Editor’s Note: This is the second of two stories by NNPA Washington Correspondents Freddie Allen and Maya Rhodan examining how federal loan problems are hurting Black students in college.] WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In many ways, the route Bonita Rex Read More

National

New Loan Policies Fail Black Students in College

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent [Editor’s Note: This is the first of two stories by NNPA Washington Correspondents Freddie Allen and Maya Rhodan examining how federal loan problems are failing Black students in college.] WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Like thousands of Black college students, Bethanie Read More