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Student Loans and Direct Marketing

January 8, 2008

I graduated from college last June, and I still use my mother's house as my permanent address for important mail. I got a call from her one day yelling at me for not taking care of my student loans, because Nelnet had sent me letters with an insignia that resembled a government seal, and bright red "2nd attempt" and "final notice" warnings emblazoned on the front. I didn’t...

The Meaning of Free

December 6, 2007

From Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick to Democratic Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd, the idea of making community college "free" has been thrown around quite a bit recently. College tuition is getting too expensive – so the affordability problem is solved, right?