Group Holds Student Debt Forum

EUGENE, Ore. — There was a forum on student debt at the UO as part of the GTFFf’s Day of Action. The forum was organized by the group LESS-T, the League of Educators and Students Slashing Tuition. Group members say Friday marks the two-year anniversary of the day student loan debts in the United States … Continue reading »

Merkley Presents College Payment Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Jeff Merkley is proposing major changes to the way college students pay for tuition. He announced Friday he’ll work to push forth “pay it forward” legislation where students pay for their schooling after they graduate. This isn’t a new plan. In fact, the pay-it-forward model for college spending already passed through … Continue reading »

Students React to College Debt Talks

EUGENE, Ore. — In Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama announced a new online tool that will help perspective students find out where “they can get the most bang for their buck.” Students at the University of Oregon say they’re not surprised so many students are diving deeper and deeper into debt. … Continue reading »