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27 July 2015

Here’s a handy place to find all the basic actions you can take surrounding ITT Tech.

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Don’t Make These Common Higher Education Mistakes

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27 July 2015

The radically different presentations of college affordability reflect the ways in which language and vocabulary around higher education can lead to wildly different assumptions. Those who say that college is affordable use the word “price” to mean tuition and fees. Those who say that college is increasingly unaffordable are referring to a larger definition of price that includes room and board, transportation, and other expenses students accrue in order to complete college.

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Why the Big Deal Over For-Profit Colleges?

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24 July 2015

We’ve been talking a lot about for-profit schools, how they take advantage of at-risk communities, and how often they crush the dreams of people trying to better… Read more

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Not Your Parents’ Student Debt

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23 July 2015

As average student debt hovers around $35,051, it is hard to imagine any scenario where a summer or even school-year job would cover the cost. Despite the clear rising cost of tuition, lawmakers still talk about how they worked as a janitor or waitress and were able to cover the cost of tuition and books (and walked uphill both ways to and from campus).

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The Relationship Between Student Debt and College Completion

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22 July 2015

The link between debt and educational attainment is too frequently missing from national discussions on student loans. While it is easy to bemoan high levels of student debt and big numbers—such as the more than $1 trillion that Americans currently owe—not all loans are inherently bad. The major issue is whether students who borrowed completed their education. Data bear out this assertion. Borrowers who earn a degree are much less likely to default on their loans than those who do not, and dropouts represent an estimated 60 percent of all people who default on their loans.

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