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Pitt announces Panthers Forward to ease student debt

Pitt announces Panthers Forward to ease student debt

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, News

While there’s little Pitt can do to procure more funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the University wants to help students deal with their debt. Pitt announced the creation of Panthers Forward yesterday, a new debt easement program that aims to to help fund current students’ education by utilizing the University’s alumni network.

State should step up to address rising tuition

State should step up to address rising tuition

By Janine Faust, Opinions Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Welcome Back 2018

Pennsylvania colleges have some of the highest average tuition rates in the country. But instead of taking action to address the roots of the state’s student debt crisis, the state responded by introducing a new program that encourages families to prepare for when they fall victim to it.

Editorial: Recognize student debt’s real toll on campus

Editorial: Recognize student debt’s real toll on campus

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With grades, a fluctuating social life and life after graduation all weighing heavily on our collective conscience, any college student can tell you they’re no stranger to stress. And according to research released recently by collegiate contracting giant Sodexo, students in the United States ...

Councilman Gilman talks district, student issues

Councilman Gilman talks district, student issues

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under City, News

For many of the thousands of new and incoming Pitt students, this fall in Pittsburgh will be their first. It’s an experience that City Council Member Dan Gilman shared with them many years ago. “Whether I’m a native depends on how original you go,” Gilman said, laughing. “We moved to Pittsburgh...

California lawmakers unveil sweeping financial aid plan to help students avoid debt

By Melanie Mason and Teresa Watanabe | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

March 19, 2017


Filed under National News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Seizing on growing concerns over college affordability, California lawmakers proposed what would be the most generous college aid plan in the nation Monday, covering not just tuition but also living expenses that have led to spiraling student debt. The plan would supplement California's...

Letter to the Editor, 12/7/2015

By Hannah Weintraub

December 6, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

On Nov. 17, The Pitt News published a column by Timothy Nerozzi asking why the demand for higher education is so great when the price is increasingly unaffordable for many students. First, a university degree has become an economic necessity. As Nerozzi pointed out, our economy places less value on degree...

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