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Students give public colleges a second look amid coronavirus

Amid a global pandemic and sharp economic slowdown, college-bound high school seniors are giving their state schools a second look. Thanks to heightened financial concerns, students and families may be more likely to choose local and less-expensive public schools rather than private universities far from home, according to Robert Franek, editor in …

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Democrats want to forgive $30,000 in student debt amid COVID-19

Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) takes part in a discussion on “Impacts of Phobia in Our Civic and Political Discourse” during the Muslim Caucus Education Collective’s conference in Washington, July 23, 2019. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts introduced legislation on Monday …

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Calls for canceling student debt grow louder amid coronavirus outbreak

Before the coronavirus pandemic brought the U.S. economy to a near halt, millions of student loan borrowers were already struggling to keep up with their monthly bills. Now, as more people find themselves with less or no income during the pandemic, consumer advocates and former government officials say the Trump administration’s efforts …

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Mnuchin may suspend student loan repayments amid coronavirus outbreak

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks with reporters outdoors White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated Friday that the Trump administration would think about suspending folks’s student loan funds as half of a bigger technique to mitigate the financial …

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