Student Loans on Townhall

Terry Paulson - Mon May 21

If you want to know what is wrong with the cost of education in America, look to some of the politicians you elected. We've been sold that cheap student loans are the answer to making education affordable. Nothing can be further from the truth. ... more

Phil Kerpen - Fri May 18

The interest rate on federal Stafford Loans is a phony political issue. The 6.8 percent interest rate was slashed - at taxpayer expense - to 3.4 percent last year. Now Obama and Democrats in Congress are acting as if the rate returning to its usual level is an economic catastrophe for students. It isn't. ... more

Austin Hill - Sun May 13

Is President Obama right about a looming student loan debt crisis? It depends on how you define “crisis.” But there is a problem, and it is real. ... more

Demetrius Minor - Sat May 12

For many members of the Millennial Generation, now is the time when they begin to ponder major life choices, including their first home purchase. However, the heavy increase of student debt this generation carries may prevent many from buying a home, even at low prices. ... more

Carrie Lukas - Tue May 8

Young Americans face tough times: Record-breaking youth unemployment—including for those with college degrees—and high levels of debt from student loans have left millions unable to live independently. They are living in Mom and Dad’s basement, putting off marriage and family, and are down-scaling their aspirations when they should be dreaming big. ... more

Michael Medved - Wed May 2

Does it make sense for the government to take taxes from the big majority of Americans who never managed to win college degrees in order to subsidize the pricey education of the fortunate few who get to attend top universities? ... more

Dan Holler - Mon Apr 30

As Americans search for answers, it is increasingly clear that they cannot look toward Washington for leadership. Those who inhabit Washington can tinker with our economy for the next decade and it will do little to help you make ends meet, sell your home, find a better job or fill up your tank. In fact, it will probably make things worse. ... more

AP News - Fri Apr 27

Debra J. Saunders - Thu Apr 26

This week, President Barack Obama has been warning students that without his intervention, interest rates for a federal student loan program will double to 6.8 percent July 1. ... more

Maggie Gallagher - Thu Apr 26

Sarah Palin was the first to recognize the problem: By participating in President Obama's signature education initiative, the Common Core Standards, Alaska would lose control over its own curriculum. ... more

New York, NY - Wed Apr 25

Obama has to get Jimmy Fallon to help him push his message with the young since they still have no jobs. ... more