Investors are Paying College Students’ Tuition — But They want a Share of Future Income in Return

Melissa Gillbanks is no fan of student loans, so when she was looking for a way to pay for her senior year at Purdue University, she was happy to sign away a portion of her future income in exchange for a very different way to raise cash for college.  Gillbanks decided she would finance part of her last year of school with something called an income-share agreement.

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The Conservative Approach to Student Loans

For much of the new year, Jason Delisle has taken every available opportunity to argue against a return to the bank-based federal student loan system that existed before 2010. On panels, in policy papers and in guest columns and op-eds, the American Enterprise Institute resident fellow has made the case that returning to a bank-based system from the current set-up where the government originates all federal student loans — a plank of the GOP platform — is misguided policy.

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