Exploring the Upcoming Student Loan Explosion.

On August 21, 2014, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

The Huffington Post has come out with a series of charts and graphs that show the ongoing issue of debt and how the last few years has particularly forced borrowers to assess their values. Check out the full article here. 

New Studies on Student Debt from the White House

On July 24, 2014, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

The White House has recently released a report detailing the current state of student debt in America and plans to alleviate such, making higher education more affordable. Find the full report here.

UH Releases New Documents on Tuition Reviews and Measuring their own Efficiency.

On July 11, 2014, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Hawaii State Legislature, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Over the last week, UH has released two documents showing the measuring of efficiency for the UH system and the latest review of the Proposed Tuition increases over the 2016-17 AY.  

New studies and reports examine the Student Loan system and debt default here in Hawai’i.

On June 12, 2014, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Higher Education, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

New studies released today spotlight the issue with the student loan system and how it affects those here in Hawai’i. Bloomberg Business Week focuses on why the Student Loan system is doomed to fail by ignoring the factor of ‘risk’ between student loans. Find the article here. Alia Wong of Civil Beat then looks at […]

Check out HEPC’s latest Policy report on Student Debt!

On May 11, 2014, in College Tuition and Debt, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

Over the last few months, HEPC has been exploring the issue of student debt in a national context, and then more specifically here in our own backyard of Manoa. Check out our first look at the issue, ranging from exploring the living costs here in Hawai’i, to what UH system charges it’s students and how […]

Cost and Finanicial Aid Increasingly Influencing Student’s Choice of College

On March 8, 2014, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From a UCLA annual freshman survey, the Higher Education Research Institute has found that the cost of tuition and financial aid is no longer affecting students after college, rather affecting choices of where to go and what to be. Find the study on The Chronicle.

Now student debt is not just hurting students

On March 5, 2014, in College Tuition and Debt, Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

At the end of 2003, American students and graduates owed just $253 billion in aggregate debt; by the end of 2013, American students’ debt had ballooned to a total of $1.08 trillion, an increase of over 300% Read more in the TIME article; Student Loans Are Ruining Your Life. Now They’re Ruining the Economy Too

Renewing the Higher Education Act

On October 3, 2013, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

From The Chronicle of Higher Education  comes the basics about the Higher Education Act and why we need to pay attention to its reauthorization. Find the article here.

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