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Sun Aug 2, 2015, 03:32 PM

These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt

These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt

Getting an advanced degree doesn’t come cheap, which is why graduate students carry nearly half of all student debt. But it turns out that a handful of schools are responsible for a large share of that money.

A new study from the Center for American Progress (CAP) found that 20 universities received one-fifth, or $6.5 billion, of the total amount of loans the government gave graduate students in the 2013-2014 academic year. Those schools, however, only educate 12 percent of all graduate students.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2015/07/09/these-20-schools-are-responsible-for-a-fifth-of-all-graduate-school-debt/


There's a chart at the link showing the 20 schools.

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Reply These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt (Original post)
Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 OP
stone space Aug 2015 #1
LittleBlue Aug 2015 #2
mnhtnbb Aug 2015 #3
hedda_foil Aug 2015 #5
mnhtnbb Aug 2015 #8
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 #4
choie Aug 2015 #6
RandiFan1290 Aug 2015 #7

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 03:45 PM

1. Fortunately for me, grad school was free.

 

On the other hand, I still don't have an undergraduate degree, and I never will, because I just plain couldn't afford it.

The biggest difficulty was finding a graduate school where the administration will allow the departments to admit students without an undergraduate degree without the departmental decisions being vetoed.

So far as I know, there is only one such graduate school in the US. (Johns Hopkins)

Supposedly because their grad program in mathematics is the oldest grad program in the country, so the math department there has quite a lot of autonomy from administration interference, and are able to accept whoever they want, without the administration having the power to veto admissions decisions.





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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 03:51 PM

2. #1 is for-profit online college Walden

 

Any guess who's the chancellor? None other than the honorable Bill Clinton.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 03:54 PM

3. We have one son in grad school

starting his second year out of three for a Master's at Yale School of Drama.

Yale has given him an amazing financial aid package, which basically means he only
has to provide money for his living expenses (yes, mom and dad are still helping him)
and we convinced him to let us help him instead of taking out federal loans to cover
whatever living expenses couldn't be covered by work/study pay.

He was also fortunate to have a scholarship when he was an undergrad that covered most
of the cost of his in-state tuition at UNC-Chapel Hill, which was a terrific value.

I don't know if he realizes how lucky he's going to be--when he finally finishes grad school--
to have ZERO student loans. Maybe he will, in time.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 04:46 PM

5. Sounds like you have a very talented son, mnhtnbb.

An MFA in drama from Yale!

Acting or directing?

Love your screen name, btw.

Hedda

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 08:26 PM

8. He's in the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism program.

Yes, we're very proud of him!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 04:14 PM

4. kick

 

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 05:00 PM

6. Glad to know I've contributed

to this list (NYU grad)

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