Posts Tagged: American Student Assistance

Financial Literacy Makes Dollars and Sense for Student Loan Borrowers and Lenders

We need to find the teachable moments within the higher education financing and repayment process ... American Student Assistance has a unique window onto students during some very important milestones in their formative financial years. Our nonprofit interacts with students from the time they’re choosing a college, to applying for financial aid and loans, to starting a first job, getting...

We’ve Let Student Loans Become a Horror Story … Now Is Time to Face It

For the past 30 years, the student debt issue has been slowly simmering. Government loans quietly edged out grants as the primary form of financial aid, while college tuitions continued their rise. All the while, we piled debt on to students without adequately preparing them to manage it. Now, student debt has come to a boil. An astonishingly high 30% of the 37 million Americans with student loan...