Income Based Repayment plan cementing inflated higher education costs for graduate school: How new IBR Pay as you Earn plan will be a big win for graduate students and keep college costs high. Student debt to hit $1.8 trillion in 2020.
It is interesting that the two segments in our economy mired in debt, housing and higher education, were largely inflated courtesy of easy access to debt. New rules on how students pay back their student debt including the Income Based Repayment plan ironically will keep prices inflated. The new program dubbed “Pay as you Earn” [...]
The most educated and indebted generation ever – Average student debt has tripled since 1990 while earnings have gone stagnant for college graduates. How much is the college rite of passage worth?
Most have very fond memories of their college going years. Going off to college is one of the few rites of passage that we have in the United States ushering future generations into official adulthood. Yet the cost to attend this passage has gotten astronomically expensive. College has now turned into a very large business [...]
Student debt crisis enters a tipping point – Delinquent student debt now reaching record levels as defaults spike. Paying more and earning less.
The great deleveraging event continues to unwind while one sector of debt continues to grow by leaps and bounds. While other forms of debt have fallen by $1.6 trillion since the peak of the debt bubble mania, student loan debt has increased by a stunning $303 billion since the third quarter of 2008. What is [...]
The looming student loan bubble – Almost half of all student borrowers were not making payments. 1 out of 4 in debt repayment past due on student debt.
The aggressive growth in student debt is setting the country up for another debt fueled bubble. Higher education costs have expanded so quickly that Americans now carry $1 trillion of student debt. Most of this expansion has occurred in a time when the return-on-investment for a college degree has fallen. Over the last ten years [...]
The broken tassel of American higher education – College debt defaults bring up questions about repayment structure. Is college even worth the current costs?
As hundreds of thousands of young American enter the employment market with newly minted degrees, the clock begins to tick on those heavy student loans. The majority of student loans do not enter repayment until six months after graduation. Yet we are facing tectonic shifts in higher education. The cost of going to college, seemingly [...]
Educated and unemployed – majority of unemployed Americans attended some college. Top degrees in fields with little employment demand.
The higher education bubble is racing along to a tipping point especially when the value of a college education is now being questioned on multiple fronts. One of the more prominent arguments being thrown around is the return on investment or value of a college degree especially when the costs of attending a private institution [...]
A costly lesson in student debt for young Americans – 34 percent of all student debt saddled to those under the age of 30. 47 percent of student loan borrowers appear to be in deferral or forbearance.
The student loan market has expanded like a financial virus in the last decade. Even during the financial meltdown where credit was being restricted across all sectors of the economy, student debt kept on growing at a feverish pitch. It would be one thing if the quality of education had increased or wages were going [...]
The university of financialization – science and math graduates opt to go into the gambling fields of Wall Street banking instead of building productive jobs for society. Many non-tech majors choose lower paying fields while going into massive debt. Youth summer employment drops from 60 to 46 percent in last decade.
Going to college has always been a dream for many Americans. Parents have high hopes for their children going to a good school and coming out with a degree that has made them more well rounded as citizens. But this desire may not be coinciding with the marketing jargon that spews out from the industry. [...]
Is college worth the money and debt? The cost of college has increased by 11x since 1980 while inflation overall has increased by 3x. Diluting education with for-profits. and saddling millions with debt.
Is a college degree worth it? Since the debt bubble burst spectacularly in 2007 many more prospective students are questioning the worth of a college degree. For so many decades it was simply taken at face value that getting a college degree, any college degree would be worth it. Slowly this perception has morphed when [...]
The student loan racket – For-profit enrollment growth surged by 225 percent in last decade. For-profits live off the 85 percent of revenues they receive from the government and filter out to their Wall Street owners.
The loud commotion you hear rattling the global economy is the massive debt bubble imploding. A few notable economists have stated that too much debt is reached simply when the public acknowledges that there is too much debt. To this point the public is now waking up to the reality that too much debt is [...]