Student Loans, Not Just for Millenials

By Debbie Westmoreland Baker In 1996, I borrowed $34,000 to become a public school teacher in Oklahoma. When the newly established income-based repayment plans and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) were offered in 2007, I inquired about the program and was...

The Burden of Freeing my Mind

By Julian Armand Cook I was reared on the south side of Chicago by a devoted and powerful single mother who struggled daily to provide for my family. Though our finances were beyond tight, the value of a college education was consistently lifted as an integral part of...

In a perfect world…

By Hodan Hashi Growing up, I never really understood that college was a privilege because I grew up in a household where going to college was just another expectation. Similar to how high school and middle school were. So when I got to the end of my junior year of...