As President Obama prepared to announce new measures Wednesday to help ease the burden of student loan debt, new figures painted a demoralizing picture of college costs for students and parents: Average in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose an additional $631 this fall, or 8.3 percent, compared with a year ago.
President Obama recalled his struggles with student loan debt as he unveiled a plan Wednesday that could give millions of young people some relief on their payments.
On Wednesday, President Obama announced a plan to use his executive powers to allow students to reduce their student-loan debt payments and seek outstanding loan forgiveness at 20 instead of 25 years after graduation. The White House claims the scheme won't carry additional costs to taxpayers, but voters are well past the point where they believe in Mr. Obama's free lunches.
Americans say they feel worse about the economy than they have since the depths of the Great Recession.
The SAT is designed to allow colleges to rank applicants ("Activists declare war on SAT," Commentary, Wednesday). If the test were loaded up with items that measured what teachers effectively taught, scores would be bunched together. This would make such comparisons extremely difficult.
SAT reading scores for the high school class of 2011 were the lowest on record, and combined reading and math scores fell to their lowest point since 1995.
Think twice next time you get an email from Chase or Citi asking you to log in to your credit card account. The bank may not have sent it.
With the possible theft of millions of email addresses from an advertising company, several large companies have started warning customers to expect fraudulent emails that try to coax account login information from them.
With the traditional focus on taking the SATs and ACTs, it may be surprising to learn that some colleges allow prospective students to omit these scores from their applications.