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Reforming FAFSA and expanding opportunity

Reforming FAFSA and expanding opportunity

Lloyd Doggett

November 13, 2019

As midterms close out and finals approach, paying for college and avoiding student debt loom larger for many Roadrunners than even the most challenging coursework. Fortunately, some federal student financial assistance is free — but you have to ask for it first. And the paperwork needed to make that...

The subject of finance

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Brandon Lee

November 29, 2018

A common issue today is the lack of knowledge that society has about money. When you think of grade school, science, math, social studies and art typically come to mind. But where is the most important subject of all: finance? Some might say what is taught in grade school is useless and never used in li...

‘Cancel our debt now!’

YDSA members protesting at the Sombrilla.

Kimiya Factory

October 2, 2018

Young Democratic Socialists of America protest at the Sombrilla On Sept. 26 at 11:50 a.m., UTSA’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) held an organized student walk-out protest to address the rising cost of tuition and debt Americans familiarly face after earning a colleg...

In Texas, falling behind on student loan payments can cost you your license to work

Roderick Scott, in his Dallas classroom on March 12, 2018
Courtesy of Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune

Shannon Najmavadi

April 4, 2018

When Roderick Scott Sr. submitted an application to renew his teacher’s license in the summer of 2015, he thought the matter was handled. He had no idea that, months later, a decades-old Texas law would nearly derail his career as a middle school teacher in north Dallas because he’d defaulted...

Finish what you started

Editorial staff

June 8, 2017

“College education raises your earning potential” is an economically fatal truism. By the time high school students graduate, a four-year university has been packaged and sold to them as the step for a successful future. UTSA’s incoming class of 2021 has made their decision: they are now bona fid...