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OPINION: SCOTUS shutdown of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan shows Supreme Court does not prioritize education

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer August 14, 2023

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is often framed as a question of presidential powers and what a president’s authority truly entails. Throughout...

Kent State University President Todd Diacon speaking at Quaker State Catering Center for the Akron Roundtable luncheon on June 16, 2022. Diacon told listeners about the third wave economic change in education funding and access.

President Diacon addresses academic accessibility at Akron Roundtable luncheon

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter June 16, 2022

The cost of college has not increased since 1960, but the responsibility of who pays for it has. The shift in access and affordability of higher education was President Todd Diacon’s topic when he spoke...

Beth Roe is a credit counselor with Consumer Credit Counseling Services in Kent.

Kent financial advisers provide student loan debt advice

Madison Tromler Reporter February 9, 2020

Americans owed $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in March 2019, per the Pew Research Center. The institution said more people are attending college than ever before and the cost of education is increasing,...

Survey conducted on social media with 27 students from Kent State, Ohio State and Cleveland State.

Students talk financial fears, solutions

Angela Radesic December 2, 2017

While every student has a different financial situation, one thing applies to almost all students — college will almost always leave you with some sort of debt.When it comes to those attending a college...

The risks and benefits of using a credit card

Angela Radesic November 11, 2017

For college students, money is almost always tight. Credit cards can be viewed as a reward and a relief for students when money is low.Brandon Michael, the supply chain development program materials planner...

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Student loan provider gets sued for misleading clients

Mikala Lugen January 30, 2017

A consumer watchdog group filed a lawsuit against a common student loan service on Jan. 18 regarding allegations of failing to disclose borrowers of accumulating interest.Consumer Financial Protection...

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Kent State ranks nationally for students seeking ‘sugar daddies’

Erin Zaranec January 11, 2017

Sugar is sometimes said to be a response to stress. Whether it’s digging into a tub of ice cream after a tough break-up or treating yourself to sweets after a stressful exam, college students are no...

Guest Column: A right to debt relief for students

Los Angeles Times April 26, 2016

Something unusual happened in late February. Commentators on the right and left, liberal Thom Hartmann and conservative Ike Brannon, published essays on the same day, Feb. 22, saying the same thing: Americans...

Where the candidates stand on issues pertaining to students

Matt Poe March 9, 2016

Presidential candidates have a wide range of issues and policies to address. Many of them will have a great impact on millennials and college students. Jobs, student debt, gun rights and health care access...

John Hess is a senior political science major. Contact him at

Opinion: Students not consumers: the student debt crisis

John Hess January 25, 2015

We are on a sinking ship—you, me, your freshman roommate, everybody. The seas may seem calm, but make no mistake. We’re going down. There’s an iceberg ahead. We have watched from the deck, smiling...

Walking debt infects Kent State

Cheyenne Perry October 30, 2014

The Ohio Student Association painted students to look like zombies to raise awareness of the growing student debt problem and raising minimum wage Thursday evening at Risman Plaza.OSA’s Night of The...

Kent State ranked as the seventh-fastest growing campus for sugar babies

The ‘Other’ Scholarship Application

Katy Coduto January 29, 2014

The Kent State financial aid website lists four types of ways to receive assistance in paying for school as a Kent State student: scholarships, grants, loans and the Federal Work-Study program. You pick...

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