Tag Archives: student debt

The cost of back-to-school in college


Nina Bartlomiejczyk — Copy Editor In the beginning of the fall semester, the campus fills with returning students and new Owls alike. However, within the racing minds of students trying to acclimate to their new classes, residences and surroundings, there lies one shared anxiety among all: the cost of back-to- school. Students bemoan the cost of school after tuition increases

Read more

Rising student debt seems to have no end in sight


Haljit Basuljevic—Reporter An increase in tuition often means an increase in student debt. The total debt a Southern student has to pay after graduation averages out to about $27,000, according to Coordinator of Student Financial Literacy and Advising Lewis DeLuca. This excludes interest, which he says students are not prudent to think about when opting for a 25-year plan. “This

Read more

Pulitzer prize journalist discusses student debt


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter Whether it is destroying the American dream or putting student’s futures on hold, it is something that many college students are familiar with: student debt. Two-time Pulitzer prize winning journalist James Steele, discussed the issue of student debt and income inequality. Steele said debt goes against the American dream because rising tuition is making college increasingly difficult to

Read more

Day of Action for Public Higher Education


Adrianna Rochester – General Assignment Reporter The Day of Action for Public Higher Education—sponsored by the Congress of Community Colleges, UCONN- AAUP and the CSU-AAUP took place on Thursday, Jan. 26. The goal of this union was to rally against the “long-term trend of education defunding” and spending cuts that result in tuition increase. Professor Julian Madison of Southern said he

Read more

Tuition costs rise, Connecticut students forced to pay more for higher education


Eric Urbanowicz – Special to the Southern News  Elizabeth Dixon, a freshman preparing to attend Gateway Community College, has more to worry about than just maintaining a good grade point average. According to a report from the Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access and Success, Connecticut is ranked sixth in average student debt in the United

Read more