Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsin college students have outstanding student loans. Total loans totalled a staggering 24 billion dollars in 2018, for an average of $31,700 per student — one of the highest averages in the country. All that money spent on student loans means money that students can’t spend elsewhere, such as on housing […]
Student loan debt in the United States has increased significantly over the past decade, jumping from $600 billion in 2008 to over $1.5 trillion USD today. This affects 44 million borrowers and their families, two-thirds of whom are women experiencing the ongoing gender wage gap. How did we get to this point, and where can […]
In the United States right now, student loan debt is second only to home mortgage debt. How did we get here? With another school year starting off, we thought we’d take a close look at just how much university education costs in America—and what that price tag is doing to student borrowers, the economy, and […]
(WORT) — Governor Scott Walker announced Monday a new set of proposals that his party says will help make higher education more accessible and affordable. The legislative package includes measures to combat skyrocketing student loan debt, but some are questioning whether it goes far enough. Darien Lamen reports.
The Eight O’Clock Buzz’s own engineer Sam Matteson steps in front of the mike to offer his commentary on the state of higher education.
University of Wisconsin financial aid expert Susan Fischer talks about student debt — are graduates buried before they start?