It’s no secret that new college graduates have often had trouble finding stable, well-paying jobs in recent years. But a new report from Young Invincibles suggests getting a college degree could still be worth it.
"Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money," The Associated Press reports.
Alexander Says Biggest Barrier To Tennessee Promise Is 'Ridiculously Complex Federal Student Aid Form'
"Before an event Wednesday at the University School of Nashville, Senator Lamar Alexander said that the single biggest barrier to free college tuition for Tennessee high school graduates is a 'ridiculously complex federal application form for student aid,'" The Chattanoogan reports.
"Most Texans believe higher education is a necessary but difficult to obtain ingredient for success, a new poll shows," the San Angelo Standard-Times reports.
"Is Congress finally ready to pass legislation that would make it easier for harried parents and students to apply for federal financial aid?" The New York Times' editorial board asks.
"Income inequality bedevils the United States, as does debt, of the public and private varieties. Under the circumstances, you’d think that the federal government’s priorities would not include channeling billions of dollars in cheap credit for the benefit of highly paid lawyers who train more lawyers," Charles Lane writes in an opinion piece for The Washington Post.
"If you have more student loan debt than you can handle, or if you’ve been paying and paying (and paying) and can’t make headway, chances are you’ve wondered about student loan forgiveness," according to Credit.com's blog.
"As Democrats on the presidential campaign trail pitch their college affordability plans to voters, they are largely united in their calls for a big boost in federal spending on higher education," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"A bankruptcy judge has approved Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s plan to liquidate its assets, largely concluding the defunct for-profit education company’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case," The Wall Street Journal reports.
Incomes and earnings among college graduates increased from the first quarter (Q1) of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013, indicating that a college education continues to hold economic value, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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