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JPMorgan Paid $175 Million for a Business It Now Says Was a Scam

There, she was on financial aid, and she found the forms confusing. So did her parents, according to an interview she gave to Diversity Woman magazine — including her father, […]




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How Fairfield University Ended Up With Few Low-Income Students

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Last night, the first official basketball game at Fairfield University’s brand-new, 85,000-square-foot Leo D. Mahoney Arena took place. The building, which cost $51 million, takes pride of […]




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Student Loan Subsidies Could Have Dangerous, Unintended Side Effects

The centerpiece of the student debt-relief plan that President Biden announced last month is his decision to cancel up to $20,000 per borrower in federal loans. But the more far-reaching […]







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Student Loan Forgiveness Is Complicated, Because This Is America

If we want higher education to cost less, we should make it cheaper when people enroll.But that’s not how we do things in the United States, where the first rule […]




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Why We Still Haven’t Solved the Unpaid Internship Problem

The president and vice president announced this month that they were going to pay their interns. The White House put out a news release. I think we were supposed to […]







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Student Loan Borrowers Don’t Deserve ‘Forgiveness.’ They Deserve an Apology.

Still not convinced that the nation should ask debtors for absolution, and not the other way around? Consider the facts.First, there’s the Free Application for Financial Aid, or FAFSA, which […]




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College Accounts at Birth: State Efforts Raise New Hopes

Braylon Dedmon was 3 days old when his mother, Talasheia, was offered $1,000 to open a college savings account in his name.“I was like, ‘What?’” Ms. Dedmon recalled. Her skeptic’s […]




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Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College

This Is Very UncomfortableIf you are raising your eyebrows now, administrators feel for you. They do not like the equity implications of merit aid either, even if affluent families who […]