College Loans and Changing College “Bubble”

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    Three Reasons Why College Bubble Will Burst

    Most colleges cost too much. Students are getting into horrendous debt -- now totalling $1 trillion and counting -- and not finding decent paying jobs. It's hurting our long-term future. Yet the myth persists that paying a ransom for a college degree is worth it, particularly at a top-tier institution.

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    Two Charts that Show the Growth of Student Loan Debt

    "As of 2013, outstanding student loan balances in the US exceeded $1.2 trillion, more than any other type of household debt with the exception of mortgages." So write the authors of "Student Loans Rising: Overview of Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options," a new paper from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

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    What Really Happens if You Default on Your Student Loans?

    With many young graduates carrying anywhere from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, students are currently facing a mountain of a financial challenge. On top of already high numbers, student loan debt is a sticky kind of debt, as in it stays with the borrower or cosigner no matter what.

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    Average Student Loan Debt Hits $30,000 - US News

    Average student loan debt continues to rise, but a lack of data may mask the true amounts. The average amount of student loan debt again crept up for the Class of 2013, and is approaching $30,000, according to a new report from the Institute for College Access and Success.

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    Private colleges remain under the weather @insidehighered

    Some private colleges that managed to weather the recession are finding new troubles. So they are announcing layoffs, cutting programs and more. Almost all of these small to mid-sized privates are tuition-dependent and lack large endowments.

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    Higher education bubble

    This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page . The examples and perspective in this article Please deal primarily with the United States and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. improve this article and discuss the issue on the talk page.

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    Student loan 'bubble' will burst, put colleges out of business, Mark Cuban says

    LANSING -- Tuition may be rising at Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and other colleges across the state and the nation, but businessman and reality TV star Mark Cuban says those increases will lead to a collapse in the student loan market.

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    Stock up on ramen: Average cost of college rises again

    Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday. The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943.

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