Posts Tagged ‘student loans’

Five myths about student debt

Posted: August 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm

With Kirk Heffelmire When you see on the cover of the August 2016 issue of Consumer Reports the quote, “I KIND OF RUINED MY LIFE BY GOING TO COLLEGE,” you know the feasibility and practicality of financing a college education is on the minds of students and parents. Rightfully so.  But before you reach the […]

The curious relationship between state budget cuts and student debt

Posted: October 3, 2014 at 6:30 am, Last Updated: October 3, 2014 at 11:28 am

By Ángel Cabrera and Kirk Heffelmire In the end, our state appropriation was not cut by 5%, as it was originally announced, but by 3.8%.  Across the Commonwealth, higher education will see, on average, a reduction of 3.3% in state support a consequence of the tax revenue shortfall Virginia faces. This reduction in funding is not an […]