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Tag: Tuition
  • Yes, college is too expensive—but forgiving student loans won’t fix it

    When I was college shopping back in 2004, the idea of “tuition inflation” wasn’t on my—or most people’s—radar. We knew that college was expensive, of course, but I don’t remember my classmates or our parents thinking there was anything to be done about it other than working hard and, in most cases, taking out massive …

  • Is the college tuition bubble going to burst?

    Are college tuition rates the heir to inflated housing prices — a bubble about to burst?  Here are eight arguments why they are (and here’s the source and explanations for the arguments): Tuition is, and has been, increasing at double triple the rate of inflation Students are borrowing more than ever to pay for college …

  • March 4 Riots Missed the Point

    Five days ago college campuses across the country erupted in riots over hikes in student fees and tuition.  Complaining about “government imposed austerity measures” was the students’ goal as they protested to preserve what is so obviously their right:  Using ever larger amounts of other people’s unwillingly given money to pay for their educations. Mish …

  • College graduates’ loan debt climbs to record levels

    For students in Oregon (and around the country) times aren’t good.  Debt and tuition are up; job opportunities are down: More than 60 percent of Oregon’s 2008 graduates in public and private colleges took loans averaging $21,029. That is the 22nd highest debt rate in the nation, and just slightly lower than the national average …