Stories tagged: "college"


US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s New Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Help Millions of Working and Middle-Class Americans 

Under the new plan, borrowers who earn less than roughly $30,600 a year would owe $0 a month on their federal student loans, effectively pausing them. A borrower who’s in a family of four and makes less than roughly $62,400 would also see their payments paused.

A truck carrying an ad in Raleigh for NextGen, a national youth voter organization seeking to turn out college voters in North Carolina.
‘They’re Ready to Vote’: Inside the Push to Turn Out NC’s College Students

Voting among young people surged in NC in the 2018 election. Organizers are hoping for an even bigger windfall in 2020.

A UNC-Greensboro student tells us why her first election might just be her most important. (Image via Shutterstock)
I’m a First-Time Voter. Here’s Why More Youth Like Me Will Come Out to Reject Trumpism.

A UNC-Greensboro student tells us why, for youth voters like her, their first election in 2020 might just be the most important.

The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, is home to one of the largest college outbreaks of COVID-19 in the United States (Shutterstock/Travel_with_me).
Over 8,700 Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported on College Campuses in August, Creating Turmoil This Fall

Without a national coronavirus strategy, colleges face testing students and quarantining them on their own, creating havoc as schools attempt to reopen around the United States.

Student loan borrowers gain victory in Senate
Senate Votes to Stop DeVos From Further Hurting Defrauded Students

“She made it extremely difficult for these students to get any relief. These schools take the money and run, and the students end up holding the bag with massive debts."