Archive for university of phoenix

Student Loan Scam: the fast road to Debt Slavery

Posted in Chiropractic College Debt, Economy, Higher Education, Sallie Mae, Student Debt, Student Loan Default, Student Loans with tags , , , , , , on September 5, 2010 by debtprisoner

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High Costs, Loan Defaults at For-Profit Colleges

Posted in Economy, Higher Education, Sallie Mae, Student Debt, Student Loan Default with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2010 by debtprisoner

From USAToday:

According to the Department of Education, 77% of for-profit universities’ revenue — some $24 billion in the 2008-09 academic year — comes from federal grants and loans. Amazingly, even though the industry accounts for only 10% of students, it is responsible for 44% of all loan defaults. On average, more than one in five people who borrow to attend for-profit institutions is in default within three years of leaving school. The schools don’t care because the loans are federally guaranteed — an echo of the practices that led banks to issue subprime mortgages.

Link (to USAToday)

The Homeless At College

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

Article in Businessweek about recruiting the homeless to sign up for student loan debt:

Rollins’ experience is increasingly common. The boom in for-profit education, driven by a political consensus that all Americans need more than a high school diploma, has intensified efforts to recruit the homeless. Such disadvantaged students are desirable because they qualify for federal grants and loans, which are largely responsible for the prosperity of for-profit colleges. Federal aid to students at for-profit colleges jumped from $4.6 billion in 2000 to $26.5 billion in 2009. Publicly traded higher education companies derive three-fourths of their revenue from federal funds, with Phoenix at 86%, up from just 48% in 2001 and approaching the 90% limit set by federal law.

Link (to Bloomberg Businessweek)