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For-Profit College Recruiters Caught Lying on ABC News

Posted in Economy, Higher Education, Media Appearances, Student Debt, Student Loans with tags , , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by debtprisoner

Though their policies are under fire, for-profit college leaders aren’t hurting for cash. Bloomberg reported this week that for-profit college executives earned $2 billion running the schools. Strayer Education Inc. CEO Robert Silberman earned $41.9 million last year — 26 times more than the highest-paid non-profit university president. Seventy-five percent of Strayer’s revenue comes from taxpayers.

LINK TO “FOR-PROFIT COLLEGE RECRUITERS CAUGHT GIVING FALSE ADVISE” ON HUFFINGTON POST

VIDEO: U.S. Students Drowning In College Debt

Posted in Activism, Economy, Higher Education, Media Appearances, Sallie Mae, Student Debt, Student Loan Default, Student Loans with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by debtprisoner

Starting Life With Student Loan Debt

Posted in Economy, Media Appearances, Student Debt, Student Loan Default, Student Loans with tags , , , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by debtprisoner

In Lawsuit, Students Claim College Deceived Them

Posted in Economy, Higher Education, Media Appearances, Student Debt, Student Loans with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2010 by debtprisoner

Bernal says she was told that with a fashion merchandising degree from Westwood, she’d pull down a $65,000 salary after graduation in three years. The cost of the degree was a bit of a shock — $75,000 — but Westwood helped Bernal get federal student loans.

Two years after graduating, the only work she can find is a $12 per hour, part-time job as a bank teller.

Link (to National Public Radio)

Suze Orman on Forgiving Student Loans

Posted in Economy, Higher Education, Media Appearances, Student Debt, Student Loans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2010 by debtprisoner

Link (via Youtube)

Unethical Student Loan Lending Practices on CNN

Posted in Economy, Higher Education, Media Appearances, Student Debt, Student Loans, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2009 by debtprisoner

Student Loan Scam on The Michael Savage Show

Posted in Activism, Economy, Higher Education, Media Appearances, Sallie Mae, Student Debt, Student Loan Default, Student Loans, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2009 by debtprisoner

Student Loan Scam: The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History
—and How We Can Fight Back
.. – Author: Alan Michael Collinge. JANUARY 29, 2009. MICHAEL SAVAGE Show.

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.