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I’m an international student 7,000 miles away from family. Loneliness is my new reality.

I’m an international student 7,000 miles away from family. Loneliness is my new reality.

My family spends their days holed up in our ninth-floor apartment in Seoul, protecting themselves from the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea. But I’m not with them — I’m stuck 7,000 miles away in my dorm room in New Jersey, grappling with the knowledge that most of my classmates have either already moved out or…
6 Real Women On How They’re Tackling Student Debt

6 Real Women On How They’re Tackling Student Debt

Bianca Kea When Bianca Kea applied — and was accepted — to a private liberal arts college in Michigan, she was so unfamiliar with student loans that she had never even heard the words uttered in her household. After a year of paying sky-high tuition, and realizing what it really meant to take on debt…
I Make $200,000 As A Physician & I Took Out $400,000 In Student Loans

I Make $200,000 As A Physician & I Took Out $400,000 In Student Loans

"Yes, a lot! I was fortunate to have my parents pay for undergrad, which was not cheap since I went to a private university. All of my loans came from medical school, which is a little over $400,000. They are student PLUS and Stafford subsidized and unsubsidized, as well as a couple private loans. I…
All The Streaming Service Discounts You Can Get If You’re A Student

All The Streaming Service Discounts You Can Get If You’re A Student

While you're stocking up on back-to-school gadgets and dorm-room accessories, don't sleep on all the sweet student discounts you can get for your online subscriptions. From Amazon Prime to Spotify Premium, check out this roundup of the best deals on the internet. Amazon Prime Student If you're a college student new to Prime Student, you…
Where The 2020 Candidates Stand On Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

Where The 2020 Candidates Stand On Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, wants to cancel all student loan debt for public school teachers. Under O’Rourke’s plan, public school teachers who have worked for at least five years would automatically have their debt forgiven. While his platform seems to focus on student debt reform for educators mainly, it also mentions that O’Rourke will…
Stay In School (So You Can Use All These Student Discounts)

Stay In School (So You Can Use All These Student Discounts)

With a new school year soon to commence and fall shopping very much on our collective brains, we decided it was a better time than ever to compile a list of retailers that offer well-deserved savings to those of you who are hitting the books hard (and in a few instances, those of you who…
Money Talks: one spouse had student loans, the other paid it all off

Money Talks: one spouse had student loans, the other paid it all off

Welcome to Money Talks, a new series in which we interview people about their relationships with money, their relationships with each other, and how those relationships inform one another. Meet Caroline and Nick, a married couple in their 30s who live in a metropolitan city on the East Coast. Nick works in finance, and Caroline…
I paid off all my student loans. I still support student loan forgiveness.

I paid off all my student loans. I still support student loan forgiveness.

I paid off my student loans in full without assistance. Yet when editorialists decry Bernie Sanders’ student debt forgiveness plan as “unfair” to those of us who already paid off our loans (as they did with Elizabeth Warren’s), they’re certainly not speaking for me. It’s the kind of argument designed to tug at our most…
Bernie Sanders’s proposal to make college free and cancel all student loan debt, explained

Bernie Sanders’s proposal to make college free and cancel all student loan debt, explained

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s proposal to make college free in the United States just got bigger: He wants to erase all student debt, too. All $1.6 trillion of it. The Vermont senator will unveil the most ambitious higher education plan in the Democratic 2020 presidential primary so far on Monday. The proposal would make two- and…
He lost his ROTC scholarship when he came out. Decades later, he’s still paying back student debt.

He lost his ROTC scholarship when he came out. Decades later, he’s still paying...

Before Memorial Day weekend, the United States Army composed a tweet asking its former servicemen and servicewomen to reflect on how their time in the Corps “impacted” them. The clumsiness of the language immediately backfired, as Americans around the country piled on with stories about how the military left them maimed, shell-shocked, and abandoned without…

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