Author Archives: Leslie Carbone

Student Deadbeats vs. U.S. Taxpayers Article published In The Providence Journal American colleges accept a variety of financial incentives from some large student loan companies, like Sallie Mae, to steer students to borrow from them, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo charged on March [Read More...]
Shifting Interest Won’t Cut College Costs Article published in The Baltimore Sun The House of Representatives last week approved a plan to increase federal higher education spending. The measure moves on to debate in the Senate. But the policy’s financial planning looks a lot like the [Read More...]
Shifting Interest Won’t Lower College Costs Issue Brief Congress appears poised to approve a new plan to increase federal higher education spending. But the policy’s financial planning looks a lot like the stereotypical undergrad’s. The plan would cut the interest rate on student loans in half [Read More...]
How to Contain College Costs Op Ed published in The San Francisco Chronicle The cost of a college education continues to climb, with federal subsidies struggling to keep up. The recent call by Congressional Democrats to cut student loan interest rates in half offers an [Read More...]
Student Loan Mayhem Article published in The Washington Times The cost of a college education continues to climb — and with it the amount of debt that students and taxpayers assume to pay for this stepping stone toward the American dream. Near-universal access [Read More...]
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