What Happens If You Misuse Your Student Loans

What Happens If You Misuse Your Student Loans

Individuals can be legally prosecuted and face fines or imprisonment in financial aid fraud cases and instances of illegal borrowing. (Getty Images) Many college students make poor decisions with their student loan refunds – spending the money on noneducational purposes, such as spring break vacations and buying new clothes. Accounts of student loan misuse are easy to find – and usually don’t shock the Student Loan Ranger. However, we were surprised by one recently buzzed-about way to spend student loan funds: investing in cryptocurrencies. Such findings may be questionable, but many instances of student loan misuse…

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What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

This story is part of the special series United And Divided, which explores the links and rifts between rural and urban America. Schools in rural school districts often don’t have the budget or the teachers to offer students all of the courses they would like to take. One rural district in a Missouri county decided to offer credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t otherwise afford. In Jefferson County in eastern Missouri, the high school, middle school and elementary school that make…

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What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?

What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?

Like many of my peers, I had thought that I could gently start thinking about retirement in my mid-fifties. But as my mid-fifties arrived, and as the debate about the human lifespan rages on, I’ve been confronting a new question: what if I live to 100? For more, I looked to a book by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott, two London Business School professors, called The 100 Year Life. Half the children born today, they say, have a 50% chance of living to 105. That’s up from only 1% a…

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