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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for student loan debt research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
The Student Loan Mess by
Publication Date: 2014-05-02
This illuminating investigation uncovers the full dimensions of the student loan disaster. A father and son team--one a best-selling sociologist, the other a former banker and current quantitative researcher--probes how we’ve reached the point at which student loan debt--now exceeding $1 trillion and predicted to reach $2 trillion by 2020--threatens to become the sequel to the mortgage meltdown. In spite of their good intentions, Americans have allowed concerns about deadbeat students, crushing debt, exploitative for-profit colleges, and changing attitudes about the purpose of college education to blind them to a growing crisis. With college costs climbing faster than the cost of living, how can access to higher education remain a central part of the American dream?
The Student Loan Scam by
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
An in-depth exploration and expose of the predatory nature of the student loan industry; Alan Collinge never imagined he would become a student loan justice activist. He planned to land a solid job after college, repay his student loan debt, and then simply forget the loans ever existed. Like millions of Americans, however, in spite of working hard, Collinge fell behind on payments and entered a labyrinthine student loan nightmare.
More Money, Please by
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
Personal finance 101 - without the homework or quizzes. Most of us graduate high school with a basic understanding of history, math, science, and literature, but when it comes to personal finance - arguably the topic that we use most in our daily lives - we feel lost or overwhelmed. No longer! Cast aside your fear of FICO scores and your confusion about credit cards, because Scott Gamm, founder of HelpSaveMyDollars.com and student at NYU Stern School of Business is here to help. More Money, Please is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand introduction to money management. Gamm walks readers through the basics of personal finance, from savings accounts to student loans.
Game of Loans: the rhetoric and reality of student debt by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (LB2340.2 .A54 2016)
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
College tuition and student debt levels have been rising at an alarming pace for at least two decades. These trends, coupled with an economy weakened by a major recession, have raised serious questions about whether we are headed for a major crisis, with borrowers defaulting on their loans in unprecedented numbers and taxpayers being forced to foot the bill. Game of Loans draws on new evidence to explain why such fears are misplaced--and how the popular myth of a looming crisis has obscured the real problems facing student lending in America. Bringing needed clarity to an issue that concerns all of us, Beth Akers and Matthew Chingos cut through the sensationalism and misleading rhetoric to make the compelling case that college remains a good investment for most students. They show how, in fact, typical borrowers face affordable debt burdens, and argue that the truly serious cases of financial hardship portrayed in the media are less common than the popular narrative would have us believe. But there are more troubling problems with student loans that don't receive the same attention. They include high rates of avoidable defaults by students who take on loans but don't finish college--the riskiest segment of borrowers--and a dysfunctional market where competition among colleges drives tuition costs up instead of down. Persuasive and compelling, Game of Loans moves beyond the emotionally charged and politicized talk surrounding student debt, and offers a set of sensible policy proposals that can solve the real problems in student lending.
Student Loans by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (LB2340.2 .S846 2012)
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Presents a collection of essays on a variety of loans for college education and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of student loans.
The Student Loan Scam : the most oppressive debt in U.S. history, and how we can fight back by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (LB2340.2 .C645 2009)
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
An in-depth exploration and exposé of the predatory nature of the student loan industry. High school graduates can no longer put themselves through college for a few thousand dollars in loan debt. Today, the average undergraduate borrower leaves school with more than $20,000 in student loans, and for graduate students the average is a whopping $42,000. For the past twenty years, college tuition has increased at more than double the rate of inflation, with the cost largely shifting to student debt. The Student Loan Scamis an exposé of the predatory nature of the $85-billion student loan industry.
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